Burnaby RCMP respond to two bank robberies within 5 hours
2021-02-11 16:44 PST
File # 2021-5078
On Thursday February 11th, 2021, at 10:02 a.m., Burnaby RCMP Frontline officers, Police Dog Services and Strike Force Team responded to an armed bank robbery at the Vancity Bank at Market Crossing. A man produced what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money. The man then fled the bank before police arrival.
The male suspect was described as being Caucasian, 35 to 45 years old, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a black toque, black facemask, black jacket and blue jeans.
At around 3:20 p.m., Burnaby RCMP Frontline officers, Police Dog Services and Strike Force Team responded to a second bank robbery at the Westminster Savings Credit Union, 4705 Kingsway Ave. During this robbery, a woman threatened bank staff with a gun and demanded money. The woman then fled the bank before police arrival.
The female suspect was described as being Caucasian, approximately 30 to 40 years old, approximately 5’3 tall, with medium to dark brown hair, wearing dark toque, dark facemask and black jacket.
The Burnaby RCMP’s Strike Force Team has taken over the investigation, said Cpl. Brett Cunningham of the Burnaby RCMP.
They are thoroughly examining surveillance video, interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence to identify these individuals and determine whether the two robberies are connected.
Anyone with information for either of these incidents can contact the Burnaby RCMP non-emergency line at 604-646-9999 or if you would rather stay anonymous you can submit your information to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.solvecrime.ca.
Cpl. Brett CunninghamMedia Relations Officer
burnaby.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
6355 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC , V5G 2J2
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