Oceanside RCMP Seek Public’s Assistance in Panago Pizza Robbery

Local print media doesn’t seem to have picked up this story yet, so I thought I would share it with you. The following is a direct quote from a press release by Oceanside RCMP:

The Oceanside RCMP Detachment are seeking the assistance of the general public after an armed robbery occurred at Panago Pizza at approximately 1:30 a.m. on July 8th.

The RCMP were dispatched to the Panago Pizza location on the Island Highway in Parksville following a report of a robbery.  A male individual  riding a bicycle came into the restaurant at closing time, he produced a knife and demanded money from the employee.

He is described as a Caucasian male, with graying hair and a dirty face, possibly a moustache.  At the time of the robbery he wore riding glasses, a green bicycle helmet with a small white label on the front, long sleeve dark sweater, light coloured gloves with a dark palm and he had a black/purple backpack.  He departed on his bike up Craig Street with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident or knowledge of a suspect fitting the description is requested to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.  The man is considered armed and the public should not approach him if located.