Two 7-11 stores in Saanich robbed, gun brandished in both cases

Two 7-11 stores in Saanich robbed, gun brandished in both cases

Saanich Police have not ruled out a connection between robberies on the weekend at two 7-11 stores where a gun was produced in both incidents.

Police say no employees were harmed, but they have not been able to identify any suspects.

The first happened around 5:15 a.m. Saturday at the 7-11 at 10 Burnside Road West as a male entered the store, took out a gun to an employee and demanded money.

He fled on foot on Burnside Road after taking an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

The suspect is described by police as being a Caucasian male, about 40-years-old wearing a black leather jacket with a hoody underneath, dark pants, shoes and sunglasses.

The second robbery took place Sunday morning around 4:30 a.m. and involved a male and female suspect at a 7-11 at 3775 Carey Road.

Police say the two employees behind the store counter were approached and one of the suspects held a gun as they demanded money.

The two suspects took off with cash and cigarettes and fled on foot down Harriet Road towards the Galloping Goose Trail.

Authorities describe the male suspect as a 25-to-30-year-old Caucasian with a skinny build and is about 5’8″ tall.

He wore a black hoody and a bandana partially covered his face.

The female had her face covered by a bandana and wore a black jacket with a D/C logo on the front and stood 6’0″ to 6’3″ tall.

Both stores were examined by the Saanich Police Forensic Identification team.

Anyone with information on either robbery is asked to call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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