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Vancouver Police in need of public's help to identify bank robber

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 08, 2014 5:50 pm

Investigators are asking for the public’s help to identify a man believed responsible for robbing two banks back in July.

The first robbery occurred on July 12th, shortly after 1:00 p.m. A man walked into the North Shore Credit Union located at 1100 Melville Street, where he robbed the teller after indicating he had a weapon.

The man was described as 40 to 50 years old, 5’7″ tall, with a heavy build and short dark hair. He was wearing a long-sleeved light blue shirt, dark pants, a baseball cap, dark glasses, and a black single strap shoulder bag.

The second robbery happened at 11:30 a.m. on July 19th. The man robbed a teller at the National Bank of Canada at 555 Burrard Street after indicating he had a weapon. He was described as 30 to 40 years old, 5’6″- 6’0″ tall, with a heavy build and short dark hair. He was wearing a dark Adidas jacket with white stripes on the sleeves over a black t-shirt, dark shorts, sunglasses, and a black bag with a strap.


No weapon was ever produced, and an undisclosed amount of money was obtained in both robberies.

Anyone with information about either robbery or the suspect is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Robbery/Assault/Arson Unit at (604) 717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477.


Source/Images: Vancouver Police Department

DH Vancouver Staff
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