Suspect flees on bicycle after armed robbery of Courtenay gas station

The Courtenay Shell gas station on the old Island Highway was robbed Sunday afternoon

The Courtenay Shell gas station on the old Island Highway was robbed Sunday afternoon.

On Jan. 27, at approximately 3:10 p.m., the Comox Valley RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Shell gas station, located on the 150 block of Island Highway North in Courtenay.

A male, described as being approximately 5-foot-11 tall, entered the business stating he had a weapon. The male fled on a bicycle, with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The investigation into this robbery is being led by the Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime section with the assistance of the Integrated Forensic Identification Section.

If you were in the area of this incident and saw anything suspicious, or have any information regarding this robbery, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite file number 2018-1300. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). If the information you provide through Crime Stoppers results in a conviction, you may be eligible for a reward.

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