Authorities Looking for Lakeside Robber

By Beacon Staff

Blacktail Grocery in Lakeside was robbed over the weekend and Flathead County deputies are still searching for the suspect.

At about 8 p.m. Saturday, a man wearing a ski mask and brandishing a knife and a can of pepper spray, entered the store and demanded money from an employee. After getting the cash, the man exited the store while discharging the can of pepper spray. Deputies canvassed the area, but the suspect was not located.

Police investigators, using information from a security camera, described the suspect as about 6-feet 3-inches tall, with a slender build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark jeans, a hooded coat, ski mask and gloves. He arrived and left the scene on foot. Police encourage anyone with information that could identify the man to contact the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office at 758-5585.