March 16, 2019 7:33 pm

Kelowna RCMP apprehend suspect in Saturday bank robbery

A TD Canada Trust branch along Harvey Avenue in Kelowna was robbed shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday.

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A Kelowna man was arrested Saturday morning shortly after he allegedly robbed a bank.

According to the RCMP, the TD Canada Trust on Harvey Avenue was robbed just minutes after 8 a.m., when a man allegedly entered the branch, approached a teller and demanded money.

A note on the doors of the TD Canada Trust branch, stating that it was closed on Saturday morning due to an emergency situation.

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The suspect reportedly fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police say they flooded the area and established a perimeter while searching for the suspect.

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“Our front-line officers spotted the suspect in a vehicle in the area of Springfield Road and Hollywood Road South,” said Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“Those officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop with the black Dodge Neon and managed to take that suspect into police custody without incident.”

Police say the 58-year-old man is in custody and is facing potential charges.

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