Inept robber chased off by McDonalds employees

An attempt to rob the Revelstoke McDonalds on Monday night at 10 pm was thwarted by employees who chased the culprit off, the local RCMP detachment said in a statement.

Staff Sgt. Jackie Olsen said the perpetrator was a lone Caucasian Male and was believed to be in his early 20s.

“He was wearing a disguise, dark colored clothing, carrying a backpack and a black imitation-long barrel handgun,” she said in the statement.

The man demanded money from the till, however, his demand was denied and he was subsequently chased off by employees.

“The unknown culprit was last seen headed in the direction of the Sandman Hotel,” Olsen said. “Police patrols of the area failed to locate the suspect.”

If anyone has any information as to the person responsible for this crime is asked to contact the local detachment at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.