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Bank robbed using threat of bear spray

Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP
June 03, 2013 - 12:18 PM

A suspected bank robber may have used used bear spray to threaten tellers into turning over cash during a heist Friday evening.

West Kelowna RCMP are searching for a man who entered the TD Canada Trust located at 525 Hwy 97 south at 7:40 p.m. wearing a ski jacket, baseball cap, jeans, sunglasses and a mask. The man leaped over the counter, demanding money with what appeared to be a can of bear spray in hand. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police brought in a service dog to help track the suspect. They were able to find a number of clothing items and the get-away bike, but the man was not found.

No one was injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP

Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP

Image Credit: Contributed/RCMP
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