Kelowna RCMP arrest man allegedly tied to bank robbery

Kelowna RCMP have arrested a suspect allegedly tied to a downtown bank robbery.

On Jan. 29, just before 1 p.m., Kelowna police officers received a report of a bank robbery in progress at the TD Canada Trust located on Ellis Street, according to an RCMP news release.

All available RCMP resources flooded the area to search for the suspect. Frontline officers were supported by police dog services on the ground, with an RCMP helicopter searching from above, the release said.

Police learned the suspect entered the financial institution where he demanded cash. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money, the release said.

"After a coordinated search, officers located the suspect a short time later in the area of Pandosy Street and Leon Avenue," said Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP, in the news release. "He was arrested without further incident."

The suspect, a 48-year-old Kelowna man, faces potential charges and remains in police custody at this time.

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