Update: Mounties make arrest in Scotiabank robbery

A report of a bank robbery at the Scotiabank on Dilworth Drive has spilled onto local roads, causing some traffic delays.

  • Jan. 8, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Kelowna Mounties quickly nabbed a suspect in the robbery of Scotiabank on Dilworth Drive, Thursday night.

The Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at the bank located at 1835 Dilworth Drive, Jan. 8  at 3:30 p.m.

“A few minutes prior, a masked, lone male suspect wearing dark clothes had entered the bank and apparently demanded money from a teller,” said Const. Kris Clark.

“The suspect then fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was produced and no one was injured in the incident.”

All available police units responded immediately and set up an area of containment in an effort to locate the suspect.

Thanks to members of the public providing tips about the suspect’s last known location and direction of travel, Police Service Dog ‘Ice’ was quickly able to establish a track. The track continued East on Durnin Road and lead to a nearby apartment building where the suspect was found hiding on a  lower balcony.

The stolen cash was recovered, Clark said.

A 20-year-old man from Saint John, New Brunswick was taken into custody without incident. He faces potential charges of Robbery and Disguise with Intent. The suspect remains in custody and is expected to appear in Court in Kelowna on Jan. 9, 2015.

Thursday:

A report of a bank robbery at the Scotiabank on Dilworth Drive has spilled onto local roads, causing some traffic delays.

Const. Kris Clark with the Kelowna RCMP says that Mounties are currently working to contain the area, and had little more information to offer.

A woman, who called in to the paper regarding trouble with traffic, said that police asked if she had seen a man dark travelling through local streets.

A 20-year-old New Brunswick man is facing potential charges after a Scotia Bank was robbed Thursday afternoon.

 

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