Kamloops RCMP Media Advisory
February 19, 2021
File number: 2021-4716
The Kamloops RCMP are looking to identify a suspect after a man was allegedly chased by a shoplifter with a hammer.
On February 13, around 8:20 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers were called to the 1000-block of Hilltop Drive, where an employee reported he was chased through a store by a woman with a hammer after she was confronted while attempting to steal hundreds of dollars of merchandise. The suspect also allegedly threatened to stab the employee.
Police patrolled the area, viewed surveillance, and seized evidence related to the offence.
“We are releasing the suspect’s image in hopes that someone identifies her or better still, she does the right thing and turns herself in,” said Constable Crystal Evelyn, spokesperson for the Kamloops RCMP.
The suspect is described as:
- Red hair
- Age 25-30
- Black coat
- Pink and blue backpack
- Black pants
- Black shoes
Anyone with information is asked to please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-4716.
If you need to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers @ 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave a tip here on our website.