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Robbery starts in bank, ends in bathroom

Two men are in custody after a CIBC branch was robbed yesterday afternoon.
April 14, 2015 - 5:06 PM

WEST KELOWNA - RCMP have arrested two men in connection with the robbery of the CIBC branch on Louie Drive in West Kelowna yesterday afternoon.

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Duncan said in a press release that a man walked into the bank at 2000 Louie Dr. on Monday, April 13, threatened a teller and demanded cash. The man then ran out of the bank and jumped into a waiting vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police located the vehicle in the Mission area of Kelowna a short time later, where the driver attempted to get away. They managed to stop the vehicle and arrest the driver but the passenger took off on foot.

RCMP tracked the man to a business in the 3100 block of Lakeshore Road after a tip from someone in the area.

The man locked himself into the bathroom of the business and RCMP had to bring in a police dog after attempts to open the door failed. The man was then arrested without further incident.

Both men are facing potential charges including robbery with a firearm and were expected to appear in court sometime Tuesday.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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