Liquor store clerk knocked down during attempted armed robbery

A clerk was roughed up Wednesday during an attempted armed robbery at the Quarterway liquor store in Nanaimo, RCMP say.

A man walked into the Bowen Road store about 3:40 p.m. and produced a gun, which sent the clerk rushing for the panic button, Const. Gary O’Brien said.

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“He knocks her to the ground, she runs out of the store to the adjacent pub to alert staff.”

The man took off, likely empty-handed, O’Brien said.

“He was seen getting into a small silver car and going northbound on Bowen Road.”

The man has a medium build and is believed to be in his mid-20s. He was wearing dark clothing that included a black hoodie with an “O” on the front. He also had grey sweatpants with black-and-white stripes.

Call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 with any information.

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