Smithers man arrest for Prince George armed bank robbery

A Smithers man is in custody for a Tuesday armed robbery in Prince George.

  • Aug. 12, 2015 1:00 p.m.

A Smithers man is in custody following an afternoon armed robbery in the College Heights area of Prince George Tuesday afternoon.

On Aug. 11¬†at 2:25 p.m., Prince George RCMP received a report of a hold-up alarm at the TD Bank on O’Grady Road near Domano Boulevard in Prince George.

Officers immediately attended the area and determined the bank was the target of an armed robbery. A lone male entered the business wearing a mask and produced what appeared to be a hand gun. He demanded money and fled the scene on foot.

With the assistance of the detachment’s police dog service and the North District Emergency Response Team, an extensive search of the area was conducted. At approximately 5:40 p.m., a 31-year-old male was located and arrested in a wooded area off O’Grady Road. Evidence, including an airsoft pistol and a vehicle, has been seized and the stolen cash recovered.

The accused man has no history with police. Police will be requesting he be remanded in custody until his first appearance in Provincial Court on Thursday Aug. 13.

If you have any information about this offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer

Prince George RCMP