Police search for bear spraying robber

Police are searching for this man suspected of robbing the Scotia Bank on Dilworth Drive.
Image Credit: Contributed - RCMP

KELOWNA – RCMP officers are searching for a suspect who sprayed bear spray after robbing the Dilworth Drive Scotia Bank Tuesday afternoon.

Before deploying the spray, a man walked in the bank with his face covered and demanded cash. He fled with an undisclosed amount. After searching the scene, police were unable to find the suspect.

The suspect is described as having a tan complexion, medium-build with six foot stature and weighing 200 pounds. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a grey hoodie, black balaclava and black gloves.

As the investigation continues, members of the Kelowna detachment are asking anyone with information to call Const. Hamilton at 250-470-6302. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also leave a tip online: www.crimestoppers.net or text your tip to CRIMES (274637).

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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