Oceanside RCMP are on the scene after the TD Canada Trust bank branch in Qualicum Beach was robbed Saturday afternoon, July 29, 2017. The suspect was still at large following the incident, which occurred about 2:30 p.m. — Michael Briones photo

Bank robber strikes in Qualicum Beach

Police seeking one male suspect in Saturday afternoon incident

Police are seeking a man who allegedly robbed the Qualicum Beach branch of TD Canada Trust Bank Saturday afternoon, July 29.

Oceanside RCMP were called at approximately 2:30 p.m. to the bank branch at 222 W. 2nd Ave. in Qualicum Beach with a report of a robbery.

The man produced a note to a teller “indicating that he had a weapon and was demanding cash,” said Cpl. Jesse Foreman in an Oceanside RCMP news release.

“The man was handed a sum of money before fleeing on foot.”

No one was harmed, and no weapon was produced, he said.

Police remained on the scene investigating the robbery late into the afternoon Saturday, while other members searched for the suspect.

He’s descibred as a Caucasian male in his 20s, about five-foot-six inches tall, with a slim build and light brown hair.

He was also wearing a green camo basbeall cap, black hoodie and dark sunglasses.

Foreman said the investigation continues, with evidence ranging from witness statements, video surveillance and forensics.

“No further information or specifics will be disseminated at this time as it may jeopardize the ongoing investigation,” said Foreman.

As of Monday morning, Foreman told The NEWS the Oceanside RCMP has not found the suspect yet.

— NEWS Staff

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