Search continues for bank robbery suspect


Yellowknife Mounties are continuing their search for a suspect they say robbed a city bank in broad daylight last week.

“The investigation remains active and ongoing,” confirmed Const. Heather Cosenzo of the Yellowknife RCMP Tuesday afternoon.

RCMP say a man entered the First Nations Bank of Canada on 48 Street  just after noon on Feb. 13, where he allegedly demanded cash while brandishing what police believed to be a knife.

An “undisclosed amount” of cash was handed over to the suspect by a bank clerk before the the man fled on foot towards the downtown area, according to a news release issued by Mounties hours after the alleged robbery.

RCMP photo.
Yellowknife RCMP are continuing to search for this man, a suspect captured on security cameras, who they say robbed the First Nations Bank of Canada in a broad daylight last week.

The suspect is described by police as Indigenous, approximately 6 feet tall with a slim build. Mounties say the man had a black eye and was wearing a beige jacket, black pants and black backpack. The man’s face, police say, was partially covered with a black neck warmer.

RCMP asked residents in the area at the time, along with bank customers who may have witnessed “suspicious” activity to contact police.

“As the file remains active and ongoing we will not comment further on this to protect the integrity of the investigation process,” stated  Cosenzo.



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