Police asking for tips to find Salmon Arm bank robber

This person demanded cash from a downtown bank in Salmon Arm on July 27, 2015.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

SALMON ARM - RCMP are on the lookout for a suspect after a bank robbery in Salmon Arm last week.

Last Monday, July 27, a person wearing a black balaclava, a long-sleeved black shirt and dark jeans entered a downtown bank around 4:15 p.m., allegedly with a sawed off shotgun. The suspect demanded cash and held his gun in a makeshift holder taped to the side of their leg. Witnesses estimate the suspect’s height at 6’3”.

Tellers gave the person an undisclosed amount of cash in a black sports bag before the suspect fled on a mountain bike.

Officers contained the area by setting up a perimeter but could not locate the person who robbed the bank. Investigators are calling on the public to provide any tips in case they saw the suspect in Salmon Arm’s downtown core on the day of the robbery.

To share information please call the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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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