Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP investigate a robbery Tuesday afternoon at the VantageOne Credit Union in the Landing Plaza.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP investigate a robbery Tuesday afternoon at the VantageOne Credit Union in the Landing Plaza.

Thief strikes in Landing

Further description of suspect released in Vernon's seventh robbery attempt since Dec. 1.

UPDATED AT 9:45 A.M. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21…

THE SUSPECT IN THE ROBBERY TUESDAY AT THE VANTAGEONE CREDIT UNION ON 25TH AVENUE IS DESCRIBED AS A CAUCASIAN MALE, YOUNG-LOOKING, FIVE-FOOT-EIGHT, 165 POUNDS, CLEAN-SHAVEN WITH A SQUARE JAW, WEARING MAKEUP OR POWDER ON THE LIP AREA.. HE WAS WEARING A DARK OLIVE GREEN LONER WINTER COTA WITH FUR AROUND THE HOOD AREA.. THERE WERE FOUR POCKETS ON THE COAT, TWO IN THE CHEST AREA AND TWO IN THE WAIST AREA, SIMILAR TO A MILITARY-STYLE COAT.

HE WAS ALSO WEARING A BLACK TOQUE ON HIS HEAD, BLACK GLOVES, BLACK PANTS AND BROWN LACED-UP SHOES.

VERNON RCMP SAFE COMMUNITIES UNIT REPORTS THE MAN MADE OFF WITH AN UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT OF CASH WHICH INCLUDED NEW CANADIAN $100 BILLS WITH THE PLASTIC FEEL AND SECURITY WINDOW FEATURE.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP continue to investigate a robbery Tuesday at the VantageOne Credit Union in the Landing Plaza on 25th Avenue.

Few details were available before The Morning Star’s deadline Tuesday, but what is known is the report of the robbery came in just after 1 p.m.

“The suspect was described as a man wearing black pants and a hooded jacket,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Cpl. Todd Bowden.

Bowden could not say if the suspect produced a weapon.

Nobody inside the credit union was hurt, and the facility closed for the remainder of the afternoon while police conducted its investigation.

Tuesday’s incident was the seventh robbery or attempted robbery in Vernon since Dec. 1.

One person was arrested following a purse snatching incident at the Lake City Casino. The other attempts remain unsolved.

Anybody with any information on Tuesday’s incident is asked to call the Vernon detachment at 545-7171, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on the local Crime Stoppers’ website, www.nokscrimestoppers.com.