Police released this surveillance image of an armed robbery suspect at the Island Highway Husky in Campbell River

Woman robs Husky gas station with handgun

No money in the till but took $5 off the clerk

An armed woman held up the Husky gas station Tuesday night.

At 3:44 a.m., Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Husky Gas Station located at 1830 Island Highway.

A lone suspect entered the store and produced a black handgun and told the clerk to give her all the money from the till, Cpl. Poppy Hallam said. The clerk had no cash in the till at that hour and told the suspect  The clerk had $5 in her wallet and gave the suspect that. The suspect fled, possibly in a dark coloured sedan. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian female, 5’1, heavy set and possibly in her late 20’s, early 30’s. She was wearing a dark grey hoodie with the hood up, black sweatpants tight at the ankles or tucked into black boots, blue hair poking out from under her hood, sunglasses, black gloves and a black bandana covering her lower face.

All available police resources were utilized including the Police Service Dog and Campbell River RCMP Major Crime Unit, however the suspect was not apprehended.

The Campbell River RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this female. If you know who this is or have any information about this crime, call the Campbell River RCMP or contact Crime Stoppers either on-line or at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).