Police look for suspect armed with blowtorch

Police look for suspect armed with blowtorch Yukon RCMP are looking for a suspect who threatened a gas station employee with an unlit plumber's blowtorch Sunday. At about 10:10 p.m.

Yukon RCMP are looking for a suspect who threatened a gas station employee with an unlit plumber’s blowtorch Sunday.

At about 10:10 p.m. the man entered Goody’s Gas

Bar in Porter Creek, threatened an employee with the blowtorch and demanded cash, police say.

He was able to make off with $490 from the till before fleeing on foot towards Centennial Street North.

The clerk was not hurt.

Officers, including a police services dog, searched the area but could not find the suspect.

He is described as about 5’5″tall and possibly of First Nations decent. He was seen wearing a dark hoodie and hat with a distinctive “Monster” energy drink logo displayed on the front.

Police say a female accomplice waited outside as a look out. She is described as wearing a grey hoodie with white lettering on the front.

Investigators have released images from the surveillance camera. They are asking anyone with information to come forward and call police.