Police hope image of suspect will generate leads in unsolved gas bar robbery.

Police hope image of suspect will generate leads in unsolved gas bar robbery.

Nanaimo police issue robbery suspect photo

NANAIMO – RCMP hope someone can help identify suspect from unsolved gas station robbery.

Nanaimo police have issued a photo of the suspect of an unsolved armed robbery to hopefully generate leads from the public.

The Co-op gas bar at Brooks Landing was robbed Jan. 1 at about 8 p.m. when the male entered the business and demanded the clerk hand over money from the till.

The image shows the suspect holding a black pistol in his right hand.

A small amount of cash was taken and the suspect ran out the exit door and was last seen running east toward Departure Bay Road.

The suspect is believed to be a white male, about 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds. He wore a grey hoodie, dark sunglasses and a balaclava concealing most of his lower face.

Anyone with information about this crime, please contact Const. Natalie Cuvele of the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com