Nanaimo 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

NANAIMO - Man armed with handgun holds up convenience store on Bowen Road.

Police are looking for a man who held up a Nanaimo convenience store with a handgun.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, the robbery happened at 3:44 a.m. Friday morning when a man walked into the 7-Eleven, at 1602 Bowen Rd. in Nanaimo, went up to the cashier, pointed a handgun at him and demanded cash and cigarettes.

The cashier complied with the demand and the suspect fled the store.

Investigators responded with a Police Services Dog team. Police said the trail ended at the corner of Pryde Avenue and White Street, possibly because the suspect got into a vehicle.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 6-foot tall, with a thin build and dirty blonde curly hair. He was wearing a white hoodie, a white bandana and dark-rimmed glasses and was carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect, please call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online a, or text 274637 with keyword Nanaimo.

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