Police are investigating an armed robbery of the Fairview Corner Store, located at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Second Street.
A man entered the store Tuesday at about 4:40 p.m., approached the male clerk and asked for a Loonie in exchange for 10 dimes. When the clerk reached for the Loonie, the male produced a knife and demanded money from the till.
When the clerk reached for a phone to call 911, the suspect grabbed a small metal container from the counter containing some loose change and fled the store.
Police attended, but due to the number of pedestrians in the area, a police dog team was not deployed. Patrols failed to turn up the suspect who might have had a car waiting nearby.
The suspect is Caucasian, 17-18 years old , 5′ 10″ with short, dirty blonde hair. He was wearing a long sleeve sweatshirt and dark pants.
If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com