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Employee uninjured after struggle with thief

POWELL RIVER, B.C.- Police in the area are looking into a theft at a business on the 7000 block of Duncan Street.

According to a media release, the incident happened on January 25th.

At around 11:00 p.m., the RCMP received a panic alarm from the business. A male suspect had entered the business wearing a balaclava and walked up to the cash register.

The store employee confronted the suspect, and a scuffle started up and last until the employee triggered the store alarm.

The suspect ran from the scene after stealing a few packs of cigarettes. The store employee was not injured during the struggle.

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The suspect is described as being around 5’8″ tall with a chunky build. He was wearing a black hoodie over a blue sweater, black jeans and a balaclava over his face.

The release stated that the scene was forensically examined, and the RCMP is now reviewing surveillance video footage.

Anyone with further details is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Powell River RCMP at (604) 485-6255.

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