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Police searching for Kelowna bank robber

Police are looking for help from the public in locating a man who is accused of robbing a bank in Kelowna Monday morning, April 11, 2016.
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April 11, 2016 - 2:28 PM

KELOWNA – Police are asking for help finding a man who robbed a Kelowna bank this morning.

RCMP say shortly before 10 a.m., April 11, a man entered the CIBC bank on KLO Road and handed a teller a note.

The suspect indicated he had a weapon, but did not show it. He fled on foot after receiving cash and police were unable to locate him, according to a RCMP media release.

“There is indication a dye pack was used and had deployed,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “The dye pack could have dyed the money and possibly the suspect red."

O'Donaghey says police set up an "area of containment" and conducted a search with a police service dog.

The bank robbery suspect is described as a Caucasian man between 20 and 30 years old, 5’4 to 5’6 tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black sweater, black toque, black sunglasses, black gloves and jeans.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Ian Grim of the Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Police are looking for this bank robbery suspect.
Police are looking for this bank robbery suspect.
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