RCMP are investigating after an armed robbery in Oliver. (Black Press File)

RCMP are investigating after an armed robbery in Oliver. (Black Press File)

2 armed men sought after robbing cannabis store in Oliver

The men held a security guard at gunpoint and stole his vehicle

Two suspects are being sought after holding an Oliver cannabis store security guard at gunpoint on April 21.

Members of the Oliver RCMP responded at around 2 a.m. to the report of a robbery at the unlicensed dispensary on Highway 97 near Tucelnuit Road. The dispensary, not in operation as a storefront, had a security guard on detail.

Two men produced handguns on sight and put the security guard into an unlocked washroom, taking his vehicle, wallet and cell phone.

They then broke into the two Sea-Can shipping containers on the property that were being used to store cannabis products for the other store locations operated by the dispensary.

The security guard was not harmed and, once the suspects departed, he was able to seek assistance from a nearby person sleeping in a transport truck.

Police were able to locate the security guard’s belongings, abandoned and undamaged, on Highway 3 later in the morning. The matter remains under investigation.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Const. Steve Martindale of the Oliver RCMP at 250-498-3422.

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