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Castlegar bank the latest in a string of armed robberies

Kootenay Savings Credit Union was robbed on Tuesday, March 11. - Image from Google Maps
Kootenay Savings Credit Union was robbed on Tuesday, March 11.
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Kootenay Savings Credit Union in downtown Castlegar was the latest to be hit in a string of three armed robberies that have taken place in as many weeks.

According to an RCMP press release, a man carrying a firearm entered the bank, located on 4th Street just east of Columbia Avenue, and took "an undisclosed amount of US currency" before fleeing on foot around 1:18 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11.

"The male suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 5'6", slim build, wearing black cargo pants, a dark faded black hoodie and possibly wearing a ball cap under the hoodie," the press release said. "His face was covered. He was wearing black shoes and dark gloves."

No one was injured during the incident.

Police are not saying whether the incident is related to other recent armed robberies, including Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Salmo on February 24 and Johnny's Groceries and Gas in Robson on March 7.

Shoppers Simply Pharmacy in Castlegar was also robbed by somebody carrying a shotgun on November 13.

If you have any information relating to the latest offense, police are urging you call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721.

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