File # 2017-8075
Mon Apr 24 16:53:00 PDT 2017

The Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery of a Vernon cash store, which occurred Monday morning. The lone suspect made away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

On Monday April 24, 2017 at approximately 8:32 am the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at the Cash Stop, located at 4300 27th Street in Vernon. A lone suspect entered the business, produced a weapon and obtained an undisclosed quantity of cash. The male fled on a bicycle described as a girls purple Raleigh mountain bike, which was recovered in the 4000 block of 27A Street.

What was a little odd about the situation, was the man’s method entry, as he chose to come through the roof ventilation system of an adjoining business and  eventually fell through the false ceiling of the cash establishment.  It's not uncommon, but in many instances people end up getting stuck or serious injured when they try these tactics,  added  Cpl Dan Moskaluk.   

photo of purple Raleigh bicycle
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 45-60 years of age, with blue eyes and shorter greying hair. He is estimated to be, approximately 5"10" tall with a slim build. At the time of the robbery the male was wearing a beige fleece jacket with a dark shirt or jacket underneath it, dark pants and dark shoes.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171 or CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.


Released by

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
South East District
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