UPDATE: Robber hits up KLO Road CIBC bank

Bank robbery suspect arrested Monday, April 11, outside the Kelowna RCMP Detachment.

  • Mon Apr 11th, 2016 1:00pm
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Robbery suspect April 11

Update: RCMP identified and arrested a suspect connected to the bank robbery allegedly committed early Monday morning in the Mission.

A 26-year-old Kelowna man has been identified as the suspect who allegedly robbed the CIBC bank in the Mission early Monday morning.

The suspect was arrested, taken into custody without incident, outside the Kelowna RCMP Detachment, late afternoon April 11.

“An observant investigator outside the Kelowna RCMP Detachment on Doyle Avenue recognized the man as the robbery suspect,” said Con Jesse O’Donaghey. “The officer acted quickly to get the suspect into police custody.”

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Kelowna RCMP are searching for a suspect following a robbery early Monday morning in the Mission.

On April 11, at 9:46 .m., the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the CIBC bank on KLO Road. Police determined that the suspect entered the CIBC bank and produced a note to the teller. The suspect indicated that he had a weapon, however a weapon was not produced.

The suspect fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. There is indication that a dye pack was used and had deployed.

The dye pack could have dyed the money and possibly the suspect red. RCMP set up an area of containment and conducted a search with a police service dog.

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 20 to 30 years of age
  • 5′ 4” to 5′ 6” tall
  • Slim build
  • Wearing a black sweater, black toque, black sunglasses, black gloves and jeans
  • Having a large dark coloured tattoo with red shading on the left side of his neck.

The investigation is ongoing. The Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) has conduct of this investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Ian Grim of the Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.