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Failed bank robber to face judge

December 28, 2012 - 11:40 AM

UPDATE: Dec. 28 - 11:34 a.m.

Police have released details of an attempted robbery that took place yesterday at Scotia Bank located at 101-1835 Dilworth Drive.

The man forced his way behind the counter, taking money from the till before fleeing. He was confronted by another customer outside the bank but managed to escape. Police took him into custody moments later behind the Bank of Montreal.

No weapon was produced or found and the money was recovered.

A 48-year-old man faces potential charges of robbery, uttering threats and wearing a disguise with intent. He remains in custody and will appear in court later today.

Dec. 27 - 3:39 p.m.

Police are investigating a robbery that took place just before 3 p.m. today at the Scotia Bank at Orchard Place.

The bank is located at 101-1835 Dilworth Drive. A suspect is in custody says Const. Kris Clark of the Kelowna RCMP.

"We had the suspect in custody less than three minutes after we received the call," says Const. Clark. "I'm not sure if it's a record, but it's pretty fast."

Details regarding who the suspect is, gender and whether weapons were involved won't be available until morning.

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