Police have released a surveillance photo hoping it will generate tips on a Kelowna shoplifting suspect who allegedly pulled out a knife when confronted by store staff.
A man was seen concealing a number of meat items the night of Dec. 13th at Safeway in the 2300 block of Highway 97 in Kelowna.
Store employees confronted the man but had to back off when he brandished a knife and fled on foot.
“Staff followed the suspect at a distance on foot towards Underhill Street, where they eventually lost sight of him. Patrols for the male made by police were negative,” says Cpl. Jesse O Donaghey.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a dark coloured hoodie, a grey baseball cap, a baggy pair of pants, a pair of black shoes with white soles and carrying a black bag.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net
Photo: Image captured on video surveillance of the suspect as he exits the grocery store carrying packages of raw meat.