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Chase RCMP searching for suspects after armed bank robbery

The suspect in the bank robbery at Royal Bank of Canada's Chase location
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November 30, 2015 - 4:49 PM

CHASE - Police are searching for two suspects after staff at a bank in Chase were robbed at gunpoint this afternoon.

RCMP Sgt. Gary Heebner says officers were busy investigating a false report of shots fired in the North Shuswap when a man holding a long-barrelled gun entered the Royal Bank  branch at around 1:20 p.m., Nov. 30, and demanded cash.

Heebner says the man was disguised, wearing a white hoody with a "Fox" logo on the chest, a multi-coloured balaclava, black pants and gloves. He is about 5'10" tall and 180 to 190 lbs. He was carrying a black fabric, grocery-type bag.

He says after taking the money, the suspect entered a white GMC SUV with another male driving the vehicle, adding the second suspect was not seen.

Police suspect the shots-fired call was made by the suspects in order to draw police away from the downtown core.

No one was hurt during the incident. There were no customers in the bank at the time of the robbery. 

Anyone with information about the robbery is urged to contact Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The suspect in the bank robbery at Royal Bank of Canada's Chase location
The suspect in the bank robbery at Royal Bank of Canada's Chase location
Image Credit: contributed

The suspect in the bank robbery at Royal Bank of Canada's Chase location
The suspect in the bank robbery at Royal Bank of Canada's Chase location
Image Credit: contributed

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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