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Police seek tips in Salmon Arm bank heist

Police are looking for this man after a robbery at the Bank of Montreal in Salmon Arm March 23, 2016.
Image Credit: RCMP
March 24, 2016 - 12:08 PM

SALMON ARM - Police are looking for a man who entered a Salmon Arm bank and told a teller ‘there would be trouble’ if she didn’t hand over cash.

Salmon Arm RCMP responded to the bank robbery yesterday, March 23, at the Bank of Montreal on the Trans Canada.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release the lone suspect entered the bank around 2:30 p.m. and approached a teller.

“Once at the teller, he produced a note and told (the) teller to give him money, stating that if she didn't do it quickly, there would be trouble,” Moskaluk says.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man immediately fled towards Highway 1. He may have fled the area in a vehicle.

No weapon was produced or seen and no one was injured in the incident, Moskaluk says.

“Uniformed and plainclothes RCMP officers converged on the area along with an RCMP dog unit. An exhaustive search of the area failed to turn up a suspect,” Moskaluk says in the release.

The man was caught on video surveillance and several images have been released by the RCMP.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of the bank on Wednesday is asked to contact the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, between the age of 30 and 35, roughly 5'8" to 5'10" tall with a medium build and clean shaven face. He was wearing red knee length shorts with a dark stripe on the sides, a light grey pullover hoodie, and a woodland green and brown camouflage ball cap with a white haired wig underneath. Short dark hair was seen protruding from under the wig. 

Police are looking for this man after a robbery at the Bank of Montreal in Salmon Arm March 23, 2016.
Police are looking for this man after a robbery at the Bank of Montreal in Salmon Arm March 23, 2016.
Image Credit: RCMP

Police are looking for this man after a robbery at the Bank of Montreal in Salmon Arm March 23, 2016.
Police are looking for this man after a robbery at the Bank of Montreal in Salmon Arm March 23, 2016.
Image Credit: RCMP

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infonews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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