Clerk bound while thieves rob Castlegar store
RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at Tee Jay’s Grocery in downtown Castlegar.
The robbery occurred around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12.
According to Sgt. Laurel Matthew, “two suspects entered the store on 4th street with a replica firearm and approached the clerk. They took her to the back room and bound her arms, then proceeded to steal many items including cash, lottery tickets, and cigarettes.”
The men then fled the scene and may have entered a smaller size, light-coloured pick-up truck behind Kootenay Savings.
Matthews reports that the store clerk was not physically injured.
The first suspect is described as male, approximately 40 years old, about 5’8” and 240 pounds. He was wearing a red hoodie, jeans, black shoes, a ski mask, and sunglasses.
The second suspect is described as male, approximately 50 years old, 5’10”, 160 pounds and wearing a grey hoodie, jeans, a ski mask and reading glasses. This male had white facial hair that could be seen underneath his mask.
If anyone has any information regarding this crime, they are asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721.