Robber suddenly appears as Olds liquor store staff locking up

Just as staff at an Olds liquor store were locking up, a man with a knife arrived and robbed the business.

Olds RCMP said that at about 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, an unknown suspect arrived at the Rocky Mountain Liquor Store, located at 4530 49 Ave., as the staff were locking the entrance at closing. He brandished a knife and directed the staff to reopen the door.

Cash was taken from the register as well as several small bottles of liquor. Staff were not injured.

Police searched the surrounding area with the use of a Police Service Dog but the suspect was not located.

He suspect is described as a 1.8 cm (6 ft-2 in) tall, Caucasian, with a heavy build. He was wearing a black tuque, a brown Under Armour winter jacket, blue jeans and brown footwear. His nose and mouth were covered by a neck warmer or similar garment.

A review of surveillance footage showed the suspect walked east and then north of the store toward a residential/industrial area. Vehicle traffic was noted to be in the area at that time. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person involved in this crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call Olds RCMP at 403-556-3324.

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