Vernon RCMP investigate daytime bank robbery

Vernon RCMP are investigating after a robbery at the downtown Scotiabank branch yesterday around noon.

According to a Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media release, a man entered the bank in the 3200 block of 30 Avenue and produced a note demanding money just after noon yesterday, March 18. The man then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

RCMP do not say whether or not the suspect was armed

Police, including the K9 unit, extensively searched the area for the suspect but were unable to catch the man.

"Although the officers were unable to locate the suspect, a description of him was provided by witnesses, which will aid in our investigation," RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett said in the release. "We are glad to report that no one was injured as a result of this incident."

Police describe the suspect as a Caucasian male, wearing a blue ball cap and a grey hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 or remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at

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