The gendarmes are looking for a couple of thieves who set their sights on a sex shop and all its bonuses.
The RCMP received an emergency 911 call on January 22 at 7:38 p.m. regarding a theft that had just occurred at the Wild Kingdom located in the 500 block of Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna. Police learned that two men, each with their faces covered and one wielding a gun, entered the store and demanded money from the two employees there.
“There were no customers inside the company at the time of the theft,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release. “Once inside, the suspects retrieved the employee’s cell phones, physically restrained them, and took them to safety in a back room.”
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The culprits allegedly escaped the store with an undisclosed sum of money and a selection of adult sex toys.
Once the suspects fled, store workers were able to break free from their constraints and call 911.
“Both female victims sustained minor injuries related to the physical restraint,” said O’Donaghey. “They each received assistance from RCMP Victim Services. “
The RCMP established a containment zone and a Kelowna RCMP Police Service dog was called to the scene to assist in the search of the suspects who were not located.
The two suspects were described to police as Caucasian males, in their late twenties or early thirties, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, slim build, each wearing a pair of gloves and face covered a balaclava. One of the men, who is reportedly green-eyed, wore a gray hoodie and a pair of jeans, while the other wore a black hoodie and dark-colored pants.
Nearby businesses are urged to examine any surveillance footage that may have captured the suspects upon arriving in the area or fleeing after committing the theft.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or stay completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.
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