Attempted robbery in Chemainus

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for information after an attempted robbery at the Chemainus Village Liquor Store on Boxing Day.

Around 8 p.m., a lone man walked into the store carrying a large knife, with a plastic bag over his head. He went behind the counter and demanded that the clerk open the cash drawer. The clerk responded that the drawer could not be opened on demand, and the suspect fled the scene on foot while the clerk sought safety in the rear of the store.

All the suspect managed to take was a can of beer that was sitting close to the checkout area.

"This was a violent crime that has left people shaken. Our detachment is still actively investigating and are looking for the publics assistance in identifying the man responsible," said Sgt. Chris Swain.

The suspect is described as about five-foot-10 with long dirty blond hair. He was wearing a green long-sleeve shirt, black pants, and white shoes with a black stripe near the toe.

Anyone with information should contact the local RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Just Posted

Cowichan wrestling camp kicks off New Year

Camp attracts wrestlers from Valley, Victoria and Mainland

Ballet ‘Anastasia’ explores Russian mystery

Who was Grand Duchess Anastasia? What happened to her after 1918? Ballet tells gripping tale

Smoking ban arrives on BC Ferries

No crackdown, just education as BC Ferries enacts smoking ban

VIDEO: It’s Hometown Hockey time in Cowichan!

See our videos and pictures by our reporters from the big event at The Stick.

VIDEO: It’s Hometown Hockey time in Cowichan!

See our videos and pictures by our reporters from the big event at The Stick.

Cougar window shops at Banff grocery store

An RCMP officer spots a cougar outside an Alberta grocery store

VIDEO: Massive waves destroy chunks of Ucluelet’s Wild Pacific Trail

Some viewpoints will be closed for the foreseeable future because you won’t even know they were there

Plan your Hometown Hockey weekend

Find your favourites on the Hometown Hockey schedule

Hometown Hockey: Cowichan Capitals events

On Jan. 20 there will be special features during the game for Hometown Hockey

Coming up in Cowichan: Rain workshop, Joseph Mairs Memorial, timely film

Participants are encouraged to bring their roof dimensions

Tofino and Ucluelet wowed by biggest waves in a decade

“Even in pictures you show the kids and that, unless you’re witnessing it live, it’s like no other.”

Police fear fewer fentanyl imports don’t signal the end of the overdose crisis

RCMP say it’s just as likely that criminal are getting more clever

UPDATE: Two people die in ATV accident south of Campbell River

Third person survived attempt to cross a creek

Most Read