Police ask for public's help in identifying 'umbrella bandit' (VIDEO)

Apr 17 2019, 8:15 pm

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an “umbrella bandit” who’s responsible for a robbery in Burnaby.

RCMP say that the incident took place on Monday, September 17, 2018, at a bank in the 3700-block of Canada Way in Burnaby.

The suspect entered the bank holding a blue umbrella over his head as a way to mask his identity.

He approached the tellers and left with a small amount of cash.

“This took place on a sunny day so we’re hopeful that seeing a man holding up an umbrella will jog some people’s memory,” says Corporal Daniela Panesar, in a press release. “If you recognize the suspect or some of the clothing in the images we’re releasing today please contact police.”

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male standing 6-feet-tall and with a heavy build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a blue bomber jacket, dark pants, grey sunglasses, and carrying a large blue umbrella.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.

Those who wish to stay anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

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