Saanich bank robbed this afternoon

Police say robber wore business attire, got away with undisclosed amount of cash

  • Mar. 3, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Saanich police are looking for a robber after a bank was hit near the intersection of Cook and Quadra this afternoon.

Around 12:40 p.m. today (March 3) a man entered the  Bank of Montreal in the 3400 block of Cook Street and produced what appeared to be a handgun. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in an unknown direction.

Police say the man is described as a Caucasian male in his late 30s or early 40s, approximately five-foot-eight inches tall with a slender build, weighing about 175 pounds. He has dark hair roughly neck length, with some curl where the hair ended near the neck line.

At the time of the robbery, he was dressed in business attire: dress shoes, a black suit with white pinstripes, a white dress shirt with no tie, and yellow gloves. The male was also wearing dark rimmed glasses, and had what appeared to be about three days growth of facial hair.

Investigators are still in the early stages of the investigation.

Saanich police ask anyone with information, or who was in the area at the time, to call 250-475-4321.