RCMP is releasing images of an unknown suspect captured on video surveillance in an effort to further an investigation into a robbery of a local restaurant carried out Wednesday evening in Invermere, B.C.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, Columbia Valley RCMP received a report of a robbery just committed at the Dairy Queen in Invermere. Investigators determined that the lone female suspect entered the restaurant brandishing a hammer while demanding cash.

That suspect exited from the restaurant, with an undisclosed amount of currency, to a nearby location where she entered into a small passenger car and fled the area, said Corporal Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the RCMP Southeast District.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian female, approximately 50-55 years of age, of medium to heavy build, with long blonde hair. She was seen on video surveillance wearing all dark clothing, dark running shoes, carrying a hammer and wrapped with a large yellow blanket.

The employees are being offered support by RCMP Victim Services. Thankfully no one was injured during this incident, O’Donaghey said.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, or anyone with any additional information is urged to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment at (250) 342-9292. Or if you wish to remain completely anonymous you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 with your tip information.

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