January 27, 2015 - 11:00 AM
VERNON – A serial bank robber who struck eight banks in three provinces in less than two months has managed to elude police, who are now asking the public for help identifying him.
The first robbery was Dec. 1 in Princeton, followed by seven other armed robberies in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.
On Dec. 9 the man robbed a bank in Vernon, then ten days later struck another bank in High River, Alberta. On Dec. 23 he struck in Merritt, then two weeks later hit a bank in Swift Current Saskatchewan. On Jan. 13 he was taped by surveillance robbing a bank in Lethbridge, and three days later a bank in Claresholm, Alberta. The final robbery was January 21 in Aldergrove.
In all cases the man either used a gun or threatened to use a gun and is considered armed and dangerous.
Const. Kris Clark says no one has been injured in any of the robberies, however an undisclosed amount of cash was taken each time.
Press conferences were held Tuesday morning in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, where a photo of the man, believed to be in his late 20’s or early 30’s, was distributed.
“There is no clear pattern in any of the robberies,” Clark says. “Our investigation, including the description as well as surveillance video has led us to believe this is the same person.”
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male of average height with a slim build, wearing a black toque and dark sunglasses. He also has a brown goatee and wears dark clothing.
In all cases the suspect is said to have fled on foot and there is no reason to believe he is working with accomplices.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 1-844-887-6287.
Surveillance footage of the suspect who is suspected of committing armed robberies in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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