REPORTING · 10th December 2010
Updated - Now the estimate is $240
At approximately 7:15 pm tonight, Friday, December 10, 2010, a Caucasian male entered Urban Colour, in downtown Terrace, wearing a balaclava and demanded cash from the clerk on duty.
He left on foot east up Lakelse Avenue into the National Car Rental lot.
The Clerk, who was visibly shaken from this encounter, immediately called the RCMP, which arrived in mass in shortly over one minute.
The male was described as about 5 ft 9 in tall and 200 pounds. He was seen wearing an olive green heavy canvass jacket and dark pants.
More officers arrived as well as the Police dog team. Intersections on Lakelse and Park Avenues were monitored with patrol cars as the Dog Team with two accompanying heavily armed officers moved throughout the area to the north and east of the robbery location.
A Crime scene investigator remained at Urban Colour in an attempt to collect further evidence.
It is estimated the male took $240 during this robbery and a hand gun appeared to be used though the clerk didn't know if it was real or not.
Comment by Christine on 11th December 2010
I am very happy to hear that the person working was not injured in the physical sense but mentally and emontionally she/he was.
Hard to believe this one peaceful little town I grew up in has come now to armed robberies, drugs, abuse and so forth.
It is my belief that nobody should work by themself. I realize the cost of staffing an extra body in places can be expensive for smaller business, but honestly is loosing a life worth the price of trying to save a few extra dollars.
Plus the peace of mind of the closing staff memeber having someone else with them.
I believe that it should be law that there is two people on staff at all times, never mind the robbery issues, but if there is just one person working what happens if that person gets hurt at work, slips? has something drop on them? Or any other work place accidents that can happen.
Once again I am relieve to hear the staff memeber there is physically ok, and a huge thank you to the police officers who reacted and got to the store quickly.