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Suspect in Sidney bank robbery arrested

Police have a man in custody following a bank robbery in Sidney Tuesday afternoon.

At around 3:45 p.m., a man entered the TD Bank on Beacon Avenue and demanded money. Sidney North Saanich RCMP report that the man left on foot and that no one was injured in the incident.

B.C. Transit spokesperson Meribeth Burton, in an email to the Peninsula News Review, stated that an agitated man got onto bus number 70 bound for the Swartz Bay ferry terminal at the corner of Beacon Ave. and Fifth Street in Sidney. Driver Dean Rhealt noted the man, said Burton, and after drivers received an all-call notification to be on the lookout for the suspect, called the police. By then, the bus had arrived at the ferry terminal.

The RCMP report that the an was subsequently arrested at Swartz Bay without incident. They also noted that the suspect was on statutory release on a day pass from a secure facility at the time of the incident.

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