Salmon Arm RCMP searching for suspected bank robber

By Chad Harris
March 24, 2016 - 11:17am

SALMON ARM, B.C. — Police in Salmon Arm are asking the public for help in identifying, and capturing a suspected bank robber.

Officers, with the help of a police dog responded to a BMO branch (Located in the 200 block of the Trans Canada Highway) Wednesday afternoon to discover the man had fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash.

In a news release Cpl. Dan Moskaluk stated "Investigators can confirm that a lone male entered the bank at around 2:27 pm and approached a teller. Once at the teller, he produced a note and told teller to give him money, stating that if she didn't do it quickly, there would be trouble. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the male immediately fled towards the Trans Canada Hwy."

No inures were sustained in the robbery, and no weapon was seen, or presented.

The male suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Clean shaven
  • 30-35 yrs old
  • Approx 5'8"-5'10"
  • medium build
  • Red with a dark stripe on the sides,knee length shorts
  • Light grey pullover hoodie
  • dark shirt under hoodie
  • woodland green and brown camouflage ball cap
  • white haired wig under the cap,
  • short dark hair was seen protruding from under the wig

Moskaluk added "RCMP investigators have not ruled out the possibility that the man fled the area in a vehicle. We are asking that if anyone may have seen anything suspicious in the area of the Bank of Montreal Salmon Arm branch on Wednesday to contact the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044."

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