Robbery at the Econo Lodge

Photo: Police at the Econo Lodge Liqour Store after it was robbed Thursday night – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca

The Fort St. John RCMP is reporting a robbery last night at the Econolodge liquor store.

At about 7:30 yesterday evening, a suspect went in to the store demanding money from the till. He grabbed the attendant in what police describe as "a violent manner", and after being handed the cash – he ran to a running vehicle and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a native male, approximately five foot six, with a medium build, with long, greasy hair. He was wearing a light purple hoodie and blue jeans.

The vehicle is question is described only as a small, light colored newer model car – no plate number was recorded.

If you have any information that could prove useful in the investigation of this robbery, please call the local RCMP or crimestoppers, at the usual numbers – they are 250-787-8140, and 1-800-222-8477.