Police are searching for a man who bearsprayed the Roadhouse off-sales clerk and made off with a wad of cash last Thursday, the second theft at the store in a month.
A mid-sized man wearing a blue jacket and a red bandana over his face stormed into the tiny store around 8:30 p.m. and immediately unleashed a canister of the painful spray into the clerk’s face.
The thief grabbed cash from the register and jumped into a purple car, which police are identifying as a Lumina or a Cavalier with a Yukon license.
Another customer at the off-sales followed the car and called police.
The RCMP picked up the chase as the vehicle drove up Two Mile Hill towards Copper Ridge. It was last seen near the Elijah Smith School. The police stopped their chase due to dangerous traffic.
Still shots of the security video at the Roadhouse are available at yk.rcmp.ca.
This is the second criminal incident at the Roadhouse off-sales in a month.
On September 7, a Caucasian man who made no attempt to conceal his identity assaulted the clerk and grabbed two bottles of wine. After being chased on foot, he later dropped the bottles.
Security shots of that man are also available on the RCMP website.