RNC Release Photos of Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect

Police in St. John's are seeking the public’s help identifying a man responsible for an attempted armed robbery. On Monday, March 20, 2017 at approximately 4:50 pm police responded to an attempted armed robbery that occurred at Griffins Smoke Shop attached to Sobeys on Kelsey Drive.

A lone male, claiming to be armed with a weapon, entered the business and demanded cash. The man was not successful and fled the area moments before police arrived. There were no injuries. The man is described as being approximately 5’6” tall and 150 lbs. At the time of the offence he was wearing blue jeans, a dark coloured jacket and a black baseball hat and winter gloves. The RNC General Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate this attempted robbery and is asking anyone who has information to call the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at: www.nlcrimestoppers.com.