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Police look for bank robber


Kelowna RCMP continue to search for a man responsible for robbing the ScotiaBank branch on Dilworth Drive Tuesday afternoon.

The man is described as:

  • Tanned complexion
  • Approximately 6 ft (183 cm)
  • 200 lbs
  • Medium build
  • Wearing a grey hoodie, black balaclava and black gloves

Police say the suspect entered the bank with his face covered and demanded money before deploying bear spray inside the building.

The suspect then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police searched the area but the suspect could not be located.

Anyone with any information who has yet to speak with police is asked contact the Kelowna RCMP, Cst Hamilton at 250-470-6302. 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.

The Scotiabank branch at Highway 97 and Dilworth has been evacuated.

Employees and customers were hustled out of the bank around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday,  after someone used pepper spray during a robbery.

RCMP have confirmed a lone male suspect entered the bank, got an undisclosed amount of cash then deployed pepper spray before fleeing.

RCMP members and dog patrols are on the scene looking for the suspect.

The suspect remains at large.

The front entrance to the bank has been marked off with yellow police tape as has an area behind the bank.

RCMP have been interviewing witnesses who were inside the bank along with one employee from the adjacent gas station/car wash.

BC Ambulance and Kelowna Fire Department personnel treated those affected by the spray at the scene.

No one required trip to hospital.


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