SASKATOON – Store owner Minh Huynh was busy cleaning up the broken glass at his store, No. 1 Convenience, after it was robbed Monday morning around 6 a.m. CT. The store is in the 300-block of Avenue I North. According to Huynh, a thief smashed the front glass door and stole sheets of lottery tickets and a container of coins.
He says it was caught on surveillance camera footage, but the perpetrator had his face covered.
“He just came in quickly and grabbed whatever he could and ran out,” Huynh said.
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This is the second time this store has been broken into in four months. Back in October 2015, Huynh says four people smashed their way into the store and stole a couple hundred dollars’ worth of cigarettes.
Huynh is originally from Vietnam and came to Saskatoon 30 years ago. He worked as a tradesman for years before buying this convenience store with his wife a year and a half ago. They never realized they would face this kind of setback.
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Sadly, this kind of crime has happened in this area before. Huynh said a nearby store was robbed around the holidays.
“I guess I’m fortunate I wasn’t robbed at gunpoint like they were,” he said.