Robbery at Fort St. James gas station: RCMP seeking public’s assistance

The Fort St. James RCMP is continuing to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects involved in a robbery.

  • Sep. 21, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Fort St. James RCMP is continuing to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects involved in a robbery that took place at Fas Gas (Nahounli Creek Gas Bar) on September 13.

No one was injured during the incident and a weapon was not produced.

At 10:08 p.m., the Fort St. James RCMP responded to the robbery located at 624 Stuart Drive West in Fort St. James.

According to the RCMP, a male walked into the store wearing a balaclava, a black or dark grey hoodie, light coloured jeans that looked to be way too big for him, cinched by a belt or folded at the waist and white work gloves.

The male may be Caucasian, approximately 5’7 or 5’8 in height and possibly has blue eyes.

The male told the cashier to give him the cash as he walked behind the counter and ripped out the till.

An undisclosed amount of money was stolen with the cash drawer.

Confronted by two employees, the male walked out of the store carrying the cash drawer and disappeared behind the store.

Police say that it is believed that a getaway vehicle was used and the possible vehicle involved is described as a newer, dark coloured plain pickup truck, no canopy, possibly a Ford F150.

The getaway vehicle may have been parked on Birch Street and fled either toward Douglas Street or toward Stuart Drive.

The Fort St. James RCMP is hoping that if anyone saw a suspicious vehicle matching this description around the time of the robbery to please call police.

“Any tip, even something that seems small and insignificant can be the lead police need,” said Sgt. Poppy Hallam of the Fort St. James RCMP.

The Fort St, James RCMP in collaboration with the Forensic Identification Section from Prince George are analyzing exhibits seized during the offence ad video surveillance is being viewed from many sources around town.

If you have any information about this crime, contact the Fort St. James RCMP Detachment at (250) 996-8269 or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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