Mounties arrest bank robbery suspect in Kamloops

Charges are pending against a suspected bank robber arrested following a large police response in Aberdeen Thursday morning.

Kamloops RCMP were called at about 11 a.m. to the TD Bank located at 501-1801 Highway 5A where a lone male was said to have presented a note to a teller suggesting he was armed.

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“The teller complied and gave the suspect some money, including a dye pack that later exploded in the suspect's pocket,” Staff Sgt. Mathias Van Laer said in a press release.

No weapons were produced during the robbery and the employee was unharmed, said Van Laer. Officers from Central Interior Traffic Services and other specialized units responded — some attending the bank from which the suspect had fled while others searched the surrounding area.

A male matching the suspect’s description, who had a dye stain on his body, was located a short distance from the bank walking along a residential street.

Officers arrested the male without incident at gun point, Van Laer told KTW.

“There was co-operation from the individual right from the onset,” he said.

No weapons were found on the suspect, who is an adult male from Kamloops, said Van Laer.

"All these members were in the area and responded to the call as quickly and professionally as can be, which led to the arrest of someone we believe responsible for a very serious offence,” said Van Laer.

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