Fort St. John police investigate carnival robbery

Fort St. John RCMP are investigating after a man was robbed as he was leaving the carnival held in town last month.

In a news release, police say they received a report of the robbery on May 25 between 10:30 and 11 p.m. According to police, the victim said he was walking away from the carnival held in Wal-Mart lot when three men in their mid-20s rushed him. One of the men struck the victim in the face before stealing an undisclosed amount of cash from his wallet.

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The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • about 5 feet 5 inches tall
  • clean shaven
  • wearing a pink T-shirt and white shorts
  • face tattoos

"The Fort St John RCMP believed this to be an isolated incident and do not believe there is any risk to the public at this time," said Cst. Aidan Finlay said in the release.

"To further the investigation, we wish to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and may have seen or heard the incident occur."

Anyone with information is asked to call the detachment or Crime Stoppers.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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