Warrant issued for suspect

The police believe they have their man in a recent robbery. Now they just have to find him.

The police believe they have their man in a recent robbery. Now they just have to find him.

On Tuesday, an arrest warrant was issued for Christopher David Prokopchuk, 32, in relation to an armed robbery  at the Royal Bank on Highway 6 July 22.

“Through our investigation, we have followed up and looked at the security cameras in the bank,“ said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson, when asked about identifying a suspect.

Molendyk wouldn’t speculate on whether Prokopchuk, who has a Canada-wide warrant for a parole violation, is still in Vernon.

He is described as being five-foot-10 and 181 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He has a Roman numeral tattoo on his left neck and the word “Porkchop” on his shoulders.

“The police are advising the public that if you spot him do not approach him,” said Molendyk.

“Call the nearest police department right away. Prokopchuck should be considered armed and dangerous.”

It’s not believed the Royal Bank robbery is related to a heist at Interior Savings Credit Union on 32nd Street.

“It was a totally different method of how that incident was conducted,” said Molendyk.

A man dressed in women’s clothing made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from Interior Savings Aug. 4.