7-Eleven robbed

Port Alberni RCMP are investigating a convenience store robbery that took place on Tuesday morning.

Port Alberni RCMP are investigating a convenience store robbery that took place on Tuesday morning.

On June 28 at 7:15 a.m., the Port Alberni RCMP responded to a robbery at the 7-Eleven store on Third Avenue and Mar Street.

According to police a lone man walked into the store and demanded money and cigarettes. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash and some cigarettes, the suspect left the store and rode northbound down Third Avenue on a black BMX bike.

The suspect is believed to be a First Nations man in his early 20’s, approximetely 5’4’’ with a slim build and wispy facial hair.  He was wearing a baggy black hoodie, a black shirt with white trim at the neck and waist, black pants and black runners. He was carrying a black satchel style bag.

The police investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP at 250-723-2424.