KAMLOOPS, BC — (01-23-19) — Kamloops police are asking the public for help in assisting detectives in identifying an armed man who robbed a downtown adult store on Sunday January 20.
According to Cpl. Jodi Shelkie of the Kamloops police department, a male suspect entered the Whispers Adult Superstore located at 414 Seymour Street around 4:20 p.m. last Sunday Jan. 20.
The armed male suspect had his face covered while brandishing a knife and threatening the Whispers Adult Superstore clerk. The suspect told the clerk to open the cash register and give him all the money. After the clerk gave him the undisclosed amount of cash, he left the store and proceeded on foot down Seymour Street towards 5 Avenue. Thankfully the Whispers adult superstore clerk was no injured during the robbery.
“This is the third robbery in downtown Kamloops in 10 days,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in the release. “So far the RCMP have not linked these robberies to each other. We are very thankful that no one has been physically harmed. In each of the robberies, the employees’ actions have been exactly what police recommend. They have remained calm, cooperated with the robber and observed what the robber looked like which helps the police later with identifying a suspect.”
Police describe the armed robbery male suspect as 6 feet tall, medium build, and is believed to be Indigenous to the area. He was wearing baggy jeans, and a black hoodie with a light blue trim on the sleeves, inside the pockets and inside the hood. His face was covered with a mask that was blue, navy and grey camouflage.
Whispers Adult Superstores which operates two locations, are upscale boutiques well known and adored in Kamloop.
Continue your support and wishes for the staff and management at the Whispers Adult Superstore and let them know that criminals will spoil your shopping habit nor put the dedicated employees in fear simply for doing their job.
Whispers Adult Superstore
414 Seymour Street
Whispers Adult Superstore
2149 B Bowen Road
Anyone with information pertaining to the Whispers adult superstore armed robbery are ask to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 1+250-828-3000 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1+800-222-8477 or visit their official website to leave any information on this case.
Article by: Andy Powell, Staff Writer
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