Kelowna RCMP investigating midday bank robbery
Kelowna, Air Services, Police Dog Services
2020-01-30 13:55 PST
File # KL 2020-5336
Kelowna – The Robbery Unit of the Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section is investigating after a suspect robbed a downtown bank.
On January 29, 2020, just before 1 p.m., RCMP received a report of a bank robbery in progress at the TD Canada Trust located on Ellis Street in Kelowna. All available RCMP resources flooded the immediate area to search for the suspect. Front line officers were supported by the Police Dog Services on the ground, and the Kelowna RCMP Air Services helicopter from above.
Police learned that the suspect had entered the financial institution where he demanded cash. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
"After a coordinated search officers located the suspect a short time later in the area of Pandosy Street and Leon Avenue," states Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy spokesperson for the Kelowna RCMP. "He was arrested without further incident."
The suspect, a 48-year-old Kelowna man, faces potential charges and remains in police custody at this time.
Cpl. Jocelyn NoseworthyMedia Relations Officer
1190 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2K7
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