Fast Gas in Dawson Creek was hit by an armed robbery Wednesday night.
At approximately 11pm, two men with faces concealed by bandanas entered the Fast Gas, Mile 0 Service, robbing the store at gun point. The lone male clerk was confronted by the two armed men who produced what appeared to be handguns. The clerk was ordered to turn the lights off and lie on the floor. The thieves left with an disclosed amount of cash.
Dawson Creek General Duty Members and the Police Services Dog Unit arrived moments later in response to a 911 emergency call from the store. Police obtained information which led to the identity of one of the suspects. A subsequent search of a residence in Dawson Creek resulted in the arrests of the two persons believed responsible for the robbery.
The two Dawson Creek residents, aged 18 and 19 years old, are currently in police custody and will appear before a Judicial Justice of the Peace or Provincial Court Judge later today. Their names are being withheld pending formal charges.
The clerk was unharmed in the incident. On average there are less than 6 armed robberies a year in Dawson Creek.