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Kelowna bank robbery suspect arrested standing outside cop shop

RCMP say they arrested this suspect standing right outside their detachment the same day he is alleged to have robbed a bank.
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April 12, 2016 - 4:40 PM

KELOWNA – Police didn’t have to go far or wait long to get their man. He came to them.

On April 11, an investigator standing outside the Kelowna RCMP detachment saw someone he recognized. The face looked very similar to the 26-year-old man who RCMP believe robbed a Kelowna bank Monday, April 11.

"An observant investigator outside the Kelowna RCMP Detachment on Doyle Avenue recognized the man as the robbery suspect," Const. Jesse O'Donaghey says. "The officer acted quickly to get the suspect into police custody.”

RCMP released a picture of a man they say robbed the CIBC bank on KLO Road. O'Donaghey says the suspect handed the teller a note, said he had a gun but did not show it, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“There is indication a dye pack was used and had deployed,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release. “The dye pack could have dyed the money and possibly the suspect red."

The suspect’s name has not been released.

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