Police release photos of Spirit Ridge ATM robbery

By on February 27, 2014
While a first suspect aims pepper spray at a security guard, a second suspect comes in the door carrying a red dolly that will be used to roll away an ATM machine. The machine was later located on Mt. Baldy Road and had been pried open and all cash removed. (Photo supplied)

While a first suspect aims pepper spray at a security guard, a second suspect comes in the door carrying a red dolly that will be used to roll away an ATM machine. The machine was later located on Mt. Baldy Road and had been pried open and all cash removed. (Photo supplied)

RCMP have released photos relating to the robbery of a bank machine from the Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort and Spa early Friday morning.

Police are seeking the public’s help to identify those responsible.

Still photos from video surveillance show two suspects in dark clothing, including hoodies, with their faces covered as one pepper sprayed a security guard in resort’s front lobby.

They then removed the automated teller machine (ATM) on a red dolly out the back door while the guard was incapacitated from the bear spray.

Osoyoos RCMP said they received a call about the robbery at 4 a.m. on February 21. The first suspect entered the lobby and sprayed the guard while the second suspect carried the red dolly.

Police later received a call that the ATM was found on Mt. Baldy Road and had been pried open and the money stolen.

“The Town of Osoyoos and the Spirit Ridge Resort are both safe and family friendly locations,” said Osoyoos RCMP Cpl. Jason Bayda in a news release. “Violent robberies and the theft of ATM machines are not a common occurrence in this area, which makes us believe the suspects targeted this ATM machine and had knowledge of the surrounding area.”

Police ask anyone who recognizes the suspects or has additional information to contact Osoyoos RCMP at 250-495-7236 and quote File 2014-643 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS.

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This image taken from video surveillance shows a first suspect spraying pepper spray at a security guard. An oval has been added to the photo to hide the identity of the guard. (Photo supplied)

This image taken from video surveillance shows a first suspect spraying pepper spray at a security guard. An oval has been added to the photo to hide the identity of the guard. (Photo supplied)

While one suspect continues down the hall carrying a can of pepper spray, a second suspect carries a red dolly that will be used to wheel at ATM out the back door at Spirit Ridge. (Photo supplied)

While one suspect continues down the hall carrying a can of pepper spray, a second suspect carries a red dolly that will be used to wheel at ATM out the back door at Spirit Ridge. (Photo supplied)

A suspect aims pepper spray at a security guard to immobilize him in the lobby at Spirit Ridge. (Photo supplied)

A suspect aims pepper spray at a security guard to immobilize him in the lobby at Spirit Ridge. (Photo supplied)

A suspect aims pepper spray at a security guard to immobilize him in the lobby at Spirit Ridge. (Photo supplied)

A suspect aims pepper spray at a security guard to immobilize him in the lobby at Spirit Ridge. (Photo supplied)

The first suspect aims pepper spray at a security guard (obscured by oval added to photo) while an accomplice brings in a dolly to remove an ATM. (Photo supplied)

The first suspect aims pepper spray at a security guard (obscured by oval added to photo) while an accomplice brings in a dolly to remove an ATM. (Photo supplied)

 

 

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