The second suspect jumped the counter and tried to enter the back of the store armed with an ice scraper. Another employee then grabbed an aluminum baseball bat and struck the suspect a number of times.
After the confrontation, the second suspect fled the store empty handed. The second suspect proceeded down an alley parallel to 102 avenue. The RCMP are still looking for the second suspect.
The first suspect who was being held by two employees, attempted to escape and was subdued with the bat and other physical force until police arrived and arrested him.
The 28 year-old male is known to local police and remains in custody pending a bail hearing.
The Dawson Creek RCMP are still searching for the second suspect who is described as 5’7” to 5’9’, weighing 160 to 180 pounds. The suspect was dressed in black wearing a red bandanna over his face.
If you have any information about the second suspect, contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or contact Crime Stoppers.