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).

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Nail-biter win caps successful tournament for senior Mustangs

‘They were making junior mistakes — but that’s okay,’ says coach

Film club holds birthday bash for 75-year-old Hope Cinema

Hollywood starlet Judy Garland will grace the big screen in Hope on Dec. 19

Waterworks plan in final steps, says Hope District

Council approves borrowing of $1.8 million, upping water bills almost $50 a year

Petition for free menstrual products turned over to UFV president

Almost 1,300 signatures collected calling for all campus bathrooms to be stocked

New hiking trail to be built overlooking Hope

Waterfalls, rocky outcrops featured in new trail near Silver Creek

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

Pacioretty scores 2, Golden Knights top Canucks 6-3

Vegas goalie Fleury gets win No. 452

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

VIDEO: Giants edged out by Everett

Another case where Vancouver outshot an opponent, but couldn’t get past the other goalie

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Surrey councillor wants the policing transition process to ‘immediately stop’

Brenda Locke to make motion at Dec. 16 meeting to reconsider current plan

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after vehicle incident near Boston Bar

Initial reports of a jack-knifed semi truck had closed both directions of the highway

Most Read