31 Dec 2015

Man dressed as Santa robs jewellers

3:32 pm on 31 December 2015

A man dressed as Santa Claus has robbed a small-town Canadian jewellery store at gunpoint on Christmas Eve, before dashing away in a more than one-horsepower SUV.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the red-and-white-garbed robber entered the store in Stettler, Alberta, demanded jewellery and diamonds and left with a bag of them. No one was hurt.

The black Hummer vehicle used by the suspect has since been found - but of Santa, there's still no sign.

- Reuters