Armed robbery committed at Castlegar Pharmacy

Suspect said to have carried what is described as a shotgun

RCMP

On Wednesday November 13th at approximately 11:15 a.m. a male entered the Shoppers Simply Pharmacy located at #117- 1983 Columbia Ave Castlegar BC and pulled out, what is described as shotgun, demanding money and prescription medication. The employees acted appropriately by following the males directions and allowing him to leave with some medication and an undisclosed amount of cash. The male entered through the front of the store exiting via the rear door, which faces east.

The male is described as early 20’s, approx. 5′ 8″, slim build. At the time he was wearing a grey and dark blue winter coat, unknown length, dark colored pants, either sweats or jeans, wearing dark colored gloves, his face was covered with an unknown fabric or mask. No one was physically injured during the robbery.

Patrols of the community have failed to locate a suspect at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Castlegar RCMP or Crime Stoppers.