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South Cowichan police investigating robbery at Shell gas station

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Mounties are investigating a knife-point robbery at the Shell gas station in Mill Bay.

The theft happened at 3:14 a.m. on Wednesday.

Shawnigan Lake RCMP were called to the robbery at the Doloume Road gas station while it was in progress, Sgt. Rob Webb said.

"A lone male wearing all dark clothing, a mask and gloves, entered the store and produced a knife," he said. "The male demanded the money in the safe, which the cashier was unable to access."

The male, instead, took the cash drawer and fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

"The male was observed getting into the passenger side of a waiting vehicle parked on the shoulder of the highway, by the Co-op gas station."

The male is described as a Caucasian, approximately 5'8" and of medium build. The vehicle, meanwhile, is described as a boxy, older-style station wagon, possibly a Volvo or Chevrolet, with faded red paint and rust spots.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Shawnigan Lake RCMP at 850-743-5514 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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