An armed robbery happened at about 11:30 p.m. at the Tim Hortons location at Nanaimo North Town Centre. Photo submitted

Armed robber flees with cash from Tim Hortons on Vancouver Island

Crime happened on Thursday night at Nanaimo North Town Centre location

A Tim Hortons in Nanaimo was robbed at gunpoint last night.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, the robbery happened at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nanaimo North Town Centre location.

Employees and witnesses told police they saw a man approach the till point to a firearm tucked in his waistband and demand an employee turn over money. An undisclosed amount of cash was handed over, the suspect fled and was last seen running toward Mark’s clothing store.

Police have not confirmed that a black sedan, seen circling through the parking lot several times just prior to the suspect entering the business, is connected to the robbery.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, with a slim build. He wore a mask to conceal his face, dark clothing, which consisted of a black hoodie with tan trim, black gloves, baggy pants and dark skater shoes with white trim along the base.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.

READ ALSO: Tim Hortons attempted robbery suspect sought

Just Posted

Ancient microbes discovered off the Juan de Fuca Ridge potentially offers glimpse into alien life

The marine bacteria is dependent on hydrogen, a compound present almost everywhere

Saanich rental project wins silver by going ‘green’

The Verve rental housing project stands at the corner of Boleskine Road and Whittier Avenue

Volunteers needed for annual Mother’s Day walk

Breast Cancer Society of Canada hosts annual Mother’s Day event

Sidney Lions dish $4,000 to help build on growing trishaw bike charity

Cycling Without Age Society draws attention as far off as Washington

420 celebrations turn over new leaf at B.C. legislature

Cannabis is legal for the first time in the 21-year existence of the 420 event in Victoria

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

Most Read