Robbery suspect sought in Kelowna

Kelowna

2018-07-04 09:47 PDT

File # 2018-37823

RCMP in Kelowna are now searching for a suspect after the daytime robbery of a financial institution was carried out Tuesday afternoon.

Two images of the bank robbery suspect, seen as he enters through two sets of doors into the RBC Bank on Cooper Road. He is described as a non-white male possibly Fijian, standing approximately 5 ft 6 in tall, of a medium build, medium length messy black hair and a short beard. He was seen wearing a pair of black sweat pants, a black baseball hat with a white emblem, a light grey jacket and carrying a green re-usable bag;

On July 3, 2018 just moments before 3 pm, RCMP responded to a report of a robbery just committed at the Royal Bank of Canada branch located in the 1800 block of Cooper Road in Kelowna.

The suspect calmly entered the financial institution, approached a wicket and produced a note to an employee, which demanded money. The suspect ran from the building towards Harvey Avenue with an undisclosed amount of cash.

We are turning to the general public for their help identifying our robbery suspect, states RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna Detachment. We urging anyone who may recognize this man, to come forward immediately to speak with our investigators.

The Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) has assumed conduct of the investigation. Kelowna GIS is being supported by the Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS) section, who examined the scene yesterday for physical evidence.

The suspect, whose image was captured on the banks video surveillance (see attached photos), has been described to police as a non-white male possibly Fijian, standing approximately 5 ft 6 in tall, of a medium build, medium length messy black hair and a short beard. He was seen wearing a pair of black sweat pants, a black baseball hat with a white emblem, a light grey jacket and carrying a green re-usable bag.

If you recognize the suspect, or you have any information that may assist police, you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net
 

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
kelowna.bc.rcmp.ca (English only)
1190 Richter Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2K7
Office: (250) 762-3300
Fax: (250) 470-6348

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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