Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Two brazen robberies strike Terrace in one week

Terrace RCMP are dealing with a pair of robberies in the community in the last week that certainly seem more common to big city crime sheets than that of smaller northern communities.

Friday night the latest incident took place as a downtown Terrace clothing store was robbed a gunpoint.

While many in the community were taking part in that city's winterfest celebrations or doing some downtown Christmas shopping, a long male gunman wearing a balaclava entered the Urban Colours clothing store on Lakelse, brandished a gun and demanded that the cashier open the cash till.

The suspect escaped with approximately 240 dollars in cash.

Terrace RCMP responded to the call for assistance by stationing officers on a number of corners in the downtown area in their search for the suspect.

The Terrace Standard had this report on the robbery , while TV 7 had this video report on the incident on last nights evening news.

The Terrace website Terrace Daily online also had a pair of reports on the Friday night incident, which you can read here and here.

It was the second of high profile robberies in the city in less than a week, on December 5th the city's south side Tim Horton's location was robbed by a single suspect.

Terrace RCMP are asking the community for assistance and to contact them if they have any information on the recent spurt of robberies.

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