Police say a Vernon hotel clerk was assaulted during a robbery –with the suspect still at large.
A man entered the Days INN motel at 5121 26th Street around 8 Wednesday night, and demanded cash from the clerk.
When he was told there was no money kept on site, the suspect produced a metal crow bar, and demanded the woman’s purse, and struck the woman on the leg prior to fleeing in a vehicle with her purse and cell phone.
“The clerk did the right thing by following the male’s demands in an effort to mitigate further injuries from occurring. Risking your life for personal belongings is just not worth it,” says Cst. Kelly Brett.
The clerk sustained minor injuries and did not require medical attention.
The suspect has not been located so far.
He’s described as Caucasian, 35 to 40 years old, about 5 foot 10 and skinny , wearing blue jeans, a black hooded sweater, a white scarf, black hat with a brim and carrying a dark coloured bag with a cross shoulder strap.
Witnesses saw an older model, white, two door GMC truck fleeing from the scene.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com