West Kelowna police search for bank robber who stole parents’ truck

An orange mohawk and violent temperament describe the West Kelowna bank robber

  • Nov. 28, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The West Kelowna RCMP are searching for the man believed to be responsible for a robbery that occurred yesterday afternoon.

On Nov. 28, 2012 at 12:44 p.m., the West Kelowna RCMP received a report of a theft of vehicle from a residence on the 3300 block of Grouse Road. The owners’ son was said to have taken their blue Mazda pickup without consent earlier that day.

Another call to police cam in five minutes later indicating there was a robbery in progress at the Scotiabank located at 2475 Dobbin Road. A man had walked into the bank wearing a mask and demanded money, left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a blue Mazda pickup bearing plates registered to the stolen truck.

The thief did not use a weapon and no one was injured in the incident.

The suspect returned to his parent’s home and fled in a different vehicle. Both vehicles have since been recovered and police believe the suspect may be headed towards Manitoba.

The suspect is described as an aboriginal man, 26 years old, five-foot eleven inches tall with brown eyes and an orange mohawk. He is known to be violent.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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