Bear spraying robber on the loose

By Lloydminster Source staff

June 21, 2016 8:53 AM

Police are looking for this man, who they say bear-sprayed a Kitscoty bartender before robbing the place.

Mounties are on the hunt for a bear-spray bandit who pulled off a daring daytime robbery.
On June 14 at approximately 4:30 in the afternoon, the RCMP were dispatched to an armed robbery at the Wheatfield Inn Bar in Kitscoty. 
A lone male had entered the bar through the back door and sat briefly at a VLT terminal. 
The male then got up and went to the till and asked the bartender for change. 
As the bartender opened the cash drawer, the male produced a can of bear spray and demanded money from the bartender. 
A struggle ensued and the bartender was sprayed in the face with the noxious repellent. 
The male fled the bar with an undisclosed amount of cash. 
The crook is described as a 5 ft 10 in to 6 ft thin Caucasian male, balding with a shaved head. 
The robber was observed fleeing in a smaller white SUV with Saskatchewan plates.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime, is asked to contact the Kitscoty RCMP at 780-846-2870, your nearest police service or any local RCMP detachment.  
If you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS); via your cell phone text messaging to 274637 (CRIMES), start the message with “TIP205” and continue with the tip; or you can submit a tip by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. 
If your information leads to an arrest or a case being cleared, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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