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No sign of suspect after attempted Kelowna bank robbery

Kelowna RCMP are looking for this suspect in an attempted robbery at the Royal Bank branch on Pandosy Street in the Mission, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2018.
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October 31, 2018 - 12:15 PM

KELOWNA - Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect they say attempted to rob a bank in the Mission yesterday.

RCMP say officers responded to a report of an attempted robbery at around 5:25 p.m. yesterday, Oct. 30, at the Royal Bank in the 3000 block of Pandosy Street.

A man entered the bank, approached an employee at a wicket and gave them a note demanding an undisclosed amount of cash, according to an RCMP media release.

“No one was injured during the interaction and the suspect ultimately fled the bank on foot, without any cash and in an unknown direction,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

Officers were unsuccessful in their search efforts of the area, he says.

RCMP are asking nearby residents to check their video surveillance footage and encourage any motorists who may have been in that area to review their dash camera footage.

Police describe the suspect as a Caucasian man, in his 30s, with dark trimmed beard and a moustache. He was last seen wearing a grey Under Armour baseball cap, a pair of aviator style sunglasses with dark lenses, a black coat and black gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kevin Hamilton with Kelowna RCMP at 250-470-6302.

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