January 29, 2015 - 2:11 PM
VERNON – A man police allege is on a three-province robbery spree has likely hit his ninth bank just one day following an inter-provincial news blitz warning the public about him.
According to a release from RCMP, the Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a hold-up alarm at a local financial institution Wednesday just before 4 p.m.
“A lone male entered the establishment, produced a firearm and demanded money,” the release says. “No one was injured during the robbery and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.”
If it is the same man, who is described as being in his late 20’s or early 30’s, then this is the fourth armed robbery in B.C. out of a string of nine across this province, Alberta and Saskatchewan. One of the robberies happened in Vernon at the Interior Savings Credit Union on Dec. 9, 2015.
In each case, a weapon was either used or mentioned and the suspect managed to escape on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No bank employees have been harmed but police are warning the public that he is considered armed and dangerous.
Surveillance footage from each of the institutions have been released.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male of average height with a slim build. He has brown facial hair and wears either a dark toque or hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 1-844-887-6287.
Below is a timeline of all nine robberies to date.
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