UPDATE: The Jackpot Grill has issued the following statement on the robbery:
“The incident happened very quickly with only staff knowing, and none of our staff or patrons were physically involved.
We keep minimal cash on hand and have a significant number of cameras on site. Like many businesses we have been a target in the past, and have significant security processes in place to reduce any opportunities. We have reviewed our safety procedures to increase protection for our staff and patrons.
Please support us and others impacted by crime. We cannot allow criminals to take our living away from us, and appreciate the support from our customers and the RCMP as we recover from this incident.”
Grande Prairie RCMP are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at the Jackpot Grill. It was reportedly held up by a man with a gun around 5:45 p.m. Monday.
Police say he was able to run off with an undisclosed amount of cash and no one was hurt. The area was contained and Police Dog Services was brought in, but their search didn’t turn up a suspect.
The man is described as a tall with a thin build and medium length brown hair. He was wearing a blue Blue Jay hat, a green sweater, and dark pants. Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact the RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers.