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Stolen truck used in bank robbery

RCMP in West Kelowna are looking for a man they believe is responsible for a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon.

Police say they received a report of a robbery at the Scotiabank on Dobbin Road in Westbank shortly before 1 p.m.

The man was wearing a mask and demanded money, although did not produce a weapon.

He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene in a blue Mazda pick-up.

The truck was bearing plates from a vehicle reported stolen from a residence in the 3300 block of Grouse Road just minutes before the robbery.

"Apparently, the owners' son took their blue Mazda pick-up without consent earlier that day," says Cst. Kris Clark.

"The suspect then returned to the residence with the stolen truck 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 a 26-year-old Aboriginal male, 5'11" and 176 pounds.

He has brown eyes, an orange mohawk and possibly a goatee.

Clark says the suspect is known to police and is known to be violent.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to contact West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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