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Kelowna police seek laid-back bank robber

Two images of the bank robbery suspect, seen as he enters through two sets of doors into the RBC Bank on Cooper Road.
July 04, 2018 - 9:02 AM

KELOWNA - The search is on for a robber who police described as “calm” while robbing a Royal Bank branch in Kelowna yesterday afternoon.

Police received reports around 3 p.m. yesterday, July 3, of a robbery at the branch in the 1800 block of Cooper Road where a man approached a teller at a wicket, produced a note and demanded cash, media relations officer Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release.

The man ran from the bank toward Harvey Avenue with an undisclosed amount of cash, O’Donaghey said.

Kelowna RCMP and the integrated forensic identification service examined the scene yesterday afternoon.

The suspect is described as being non-white, possibly Fijian, approximately 5'6" feet tall, medium build with medium length messy black hair and a short beard.

He is said to be wearing black sweatpants, a black baseball hat with a white logo and a light grey jacket.

If you recognize the suspect, or you have any information that may assist police, you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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