Bank robbery in downtown Hope

Police are looking for help in identifying suspect

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a bank robbery suspect.

Hope RCMP were called to Envision Credit Union on Commission Street just before noon yesterday. According to police, a man walked into the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money. An undisclosed amount was handed over to the suspect before he fled the scene on foot.

“It’s a pretty brave move to do a robbery in mid-day,” said Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth, adding no weapon was used in the incident.”We are hoping that because it was day time, and there were people in the area, someone could have information that would lead us to the suspect.”

The Lower Mainland Police Dog Service was called in to assist, but unable to track down the man. Police believe he may have left the area on a bicycle or in a vehicle.

The man is described as Caucasian, in his mid-twenties, 5’11” tall, between 160-170 pounds, slim build, clean cut hair and unshaven. He was wearing a blue plaid zip-up jacket, blue jeans and a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hope RCMP at 604-869-7765 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).