Robbery suspect flees from bank

A lone man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a downtown Vernon bank Friday.

RCMP scope out the scene at the Bank of Montreal on 32nd Street Friday around 11:30 a.m. following a report of a robbery which temporarily closed the bank to customers.

RCMP scope out the scene at the Bank of Montreal on 32nd Street Friday around 11:30 a.m. following a report of a robbery which temporarily closed the bank to customers.

A lone man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a downtown Vernon bank Friday.

Vernon RCMP report the man entered BMO in the 2800 block of 32nd Street shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday, and may have produced a note to a teller.

“There are indications he left a note behind,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk, who added that no weapon was produced during the robbery, nor was anyone injured.

The suspect was seen leaving the area on foot, turning right out of the bank. Police scoured the vicinity immediately after receiving the alarm, but no suspect was found.

The thief is described as a Caucasian man, 30-ish, about five-foot-10, thin build and scruffy looking. He was wearing a blue toque, possibly a white sweatshirt, jeans and had dark-coloured eyes.

Anybody with any information on the suspect or the robbery is asked to call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.