Chetwynd police request assistance identifying armed bank robber

CHETWYND, RCMP, B.C. – Scotia Bank in Chetwynd was robbed Friday morning, and police are asking for the public…

CHETWYND, RCMP, B.C. – Scotia Bank in Chetwynd was robbed Friday morning, and police are asking for the public’s help identifying the male.

Police say a man came into the bank with a grey duffel bag, using it to prop one of the entrance doors open, and had a carbine-type firearm. He allegedly asked the bank teller to fill a camouflage backpack with money.

Police are asking for anyone with dashcam footage who was in the area of 50th Avenue between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., or anyone who has seen the man matching the description below to call the Chetwynd RCMP at 250-788-9221.

The male is described as being:

Sgt. Antonioni states that the male was observed to be sporting a firearm and should be considered dangerous. Please call police and do not approach the male.

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