Witnesses sought regarding Willemar Grocery robbery

Masked man robbed convenience store Monday evening

  • Mar. 17, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The Comox Valley RCMP responded to a Robbery on March 14, just before 7:30 pm, at a convenience store in the 1100 block of Willemar Ave.

Moments before the robbery was reported, the Comox Valley RCMP received a call from an alert resident, who saw a suspicious male outside the store. The male was acting in a manner that concerned the citizen, and led them to believe that the store was about to be robbed.

The lone male, wearing a mask, then entered the store, and forced the employees to open the till. An undisclosed amount of money was stolen. Comox Valley RCMP officers and a Police dog Service unit responded.

A 41-year-old male from Courtenay has been arrested in relation to this offence.

If you were in the 1100 block of Willemar Avenue on March 14, between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m., and saw anything suspicious, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.