Help needed to identify bank robbery suspect

  • Jan. 26, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Victoria police hope the public can help identify a man who stole cash from a bank Wednesday morning.

At about 11 a.m. on Jan. 26, a man with his mouth and nose covered by a bandana or scarf walked into the Bank of Montreal at 1225 Douglas St. and passed a note to a teller, demanding cash.

No weapon was used, but the man obtained some money and fled the bank,

He met a woman who was waiting on Yates Street. They both rode bicycles the wrong way up Yates, then turned south on Blanshard Steet.

One bike was grey, the other red and white. The man is 40-50 years old, between 5’7″ and 5’11” with brown hair and brown eyes. He had facial hair and a pale complexion and wore a navy nylon raincoat at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information can call Det. Phil Richmond at 250-995-7281, Det. Shauneen Cope at 250-995-7321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or victoriacrimestoppers.com.