Police investigating after series of robberies hours apart

Port Alberni

2022-12-05 15:30 PST

File # 2022-12398, 12400, 12403

On December 4th, 2022 at approximately 03:25 pm Port Alberni RCMP received a report of a robbery at the 7-11 on Redford and 10th avenue. The suspect behaviour and description was similar to that of an earlier robbery there on November 27th (File 2022-12164) in that a blue ski mask was worn and a knife brandished. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.

At 5:40 pm, the King Edward Liquor store on 3rd Avenue reported a suspect with a ski mask and a knife had attempted to rob their business unsuccessfully and fled from that location.

At 7:10 pm the 7-11 at Redford and 10th reported that a suspect had attended their location with a ski mask and knife and again robbed the business and fled.

Fortunately, no one at the locations has been injured in these incidents however they are highly traumatizing, placing employees and the public at risk. Port Alberni Detachment is investigating these incidents and seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect through direct knowledge, dash camera or private video that may assist.

If you have any information that can assist these investigations, please contact Port Alberni Detachment at 250-723-2424

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BC RCMP Communications
778-290-2929

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