Two Banks Robbed In One Afternoon

The Saanich Police Detective Section is investigating two robberies at two separate financial institutions in the mid afternoon of Monday, September 22.

Just before 3:00 p.m., an unknown male suspect entered the CIBC bank located in the 2900 block of Tillicum Road.

Bank employees complied with the suspects demand for cash and the suspect fled the bank on foot. A dye pack detonated a short distance from the bank and police were able to seize what was left behind at the point of detonation as evidence.

A report of a second bank robbery was received while officers were investigating the first robbery. This second incident occurred at approximately 3:45 p.m., within an hour of the other robbery. In this second incident, an unknown male suspect entered the TD Canada Trust in the 3600 block of Shelbourne Street and made demands of the bank staff at that location.

Bank employees complied with the suspects demand for cash and the suspect fled the bank on foot. The suspect successfully made off with several hundred dollars in cash.

The suspect description appears to be similar in both incidents and it is believed that the same person may be responsible for both robberies.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5’10” tall, medium build, wearing sunglasses and a multi-coloured baseball style cap.

Surveillance video/photos from both banks have been obtained and will be used by investigators to try to identify the suspect. The photos will not be released at this time.

Anyone that may have witnessed anything around the time of either of these incidents, or anyone with information about these crimes are asked to contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

File 2014-18938 / 14-18944

Sgt. Steve Eassie #158

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