RCMP officers confer on the tracks after a robbery at the 32nd Street Interior Savings Credit Union Thursday.

RCMP officers confer on the tracks after a robbery at the 32nd Street Interior Savings Credit Union Thursday.

Officers pursue suspect after bank heist

Vernon RCMP are looking for a cross-dressing robber.

Vernon RCMP are looking for a cross-dressing robber.

A man dressed in women’s clothing made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Interior Savings Credit Union in the 4300 block of 32nd Street Thursday at around 4:30 p.m.

“The man was a Caucasian dressed as a female, who approached a teller with a note,” said Gord Molendyk, Vernon RCMP spokesperson.

“He was perhaps wearing a wig and women’s sunglasses, and there is some indication he had a purse.”

The man, who was wearing a red and black knee-length sun dress and women’s slip-on shoes, was observed fleeing towards the railway tracks.

A police dog tracked a scent to a location where it appears the suspect got into a vehicle and took off.

The man is described as being between five-foot-seven and six-feet tall, with a slim build and brown-to-darker-blond hair.

Nobody was hurt during the robbery.

Anybody with information on the crime can contact the RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.nokscrimestoppers.com.