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RCMP Investigating Alleged Robbery in Radium

Columbia Valley RCMP are investigating an alleged bank robbery at Kootenay Savings Credit Union Thursday morning in Radium Hot Springs.

RCMP are continuing efforts to try and identify the lone man who entered the financial institution around 10:10 am on Thursday, August 1, 2019.

That suspect, who did not mention or produce any weapons, fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency, said Sgt. Darren Kakuno, Detachment Commander for the Columbia Valley RCMP.

Police said the man demanded cash from the teller before fleeing the scene.

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RCMP describe the man as standing 5’8″, with a slim to medium build.

“He was wearing a black Carhart branded hoodie with white lettering, blue jeans, tan work boots, a pair of sunglasses, a set of gloves and his face was obstructed with a black balaclava.”

Columbia Valley RCMP said no employees or members of the public were injured in the incident.

As their investigation continues, police are asking for anyone who witnessed the event and has not spoken to authorities, has pertinent information, or may be able to identify the suspect, to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment at 250-342-9292.

Police said tips can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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