Sooke Corner Store robbed on 6693 Sooke Road was robbed on March 6.

Armed robbery at Sooke Corner Store

An armed masked man flees on foot after taking cash from the Sooke Corner Store.

The Sooke Corner Store on 6693 Sooke Road was robbed by an armed, masked man on March 6 around 7:30 p.m.

According to Steve Wright, RCMP staff sergeant, the thief held up the store with a weapon and demanded an undisclosed amount of money from the till.

After the cashier handed over the money, the suspect fled on foot.

The Saanich RCMP dog search team was called in for assistance, but the man was not apprehended.

Rajvir Purewal, Sooke Corner Store owner, said the shop has been robbed twice in the past and vandalized on two separate occasions, costing $1,200 in repairs.

“It’s scary, and you know too much is lost. I’m not making that much, and I’m losing here,” she said.

Police describe the suspect as a caucasian male between 20-35 years old, around 5’8″ to 6’1″ in height, and approximately 200 lbs. He has dark brown eyes and was last seen wearing black clothing, a hoody and jeans.

“Police are still investigating this incident and we’re very concerned about any armed robbery that occurs in our area,” Wright said.

 

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