If the dog couldn’t find him – how are the rest of us going to be able to help? Police looking for help to find bank robber.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON.

January 20, 2014

Halton Regional Police have gone public with a request for help in catching the brazen bandit who got his year started off with a daring daylight bank hold up during which he got away with an amount of cash – police aren’t saying how much.

Police working with dog trying to pick up a scent outside the bank where the robber is believed to have fled. The dog did get a scent – but he never got the bank robber.

On Friday January 3rd, 2014, at approximately 1:30pm, a lone male entered the Bank of Montreal located at 519 Brant Street in the City of Burlington.

The suspect approached a bank teller, indicated he had a weapon and demanded cash.  The suspect was given a quantity of cash ran out the front door and ran up the northern side of the bank into the parking lot where he just disappeared.

The dog does what a dog has to do – before chasing after a bank robber.

Police brought in the canine unit – more than half an hour after the robbery, but they were unable to pick up a scent.

Police are now appealing to the public for whatever information they may have.

Suspect Description:

Male White
40-50 years of age
Approximately 6’2″ – 6’4″
Approximately 230-260lbs
Wearing a dark-colored coat and beige colored pants
Wearing a baseball cap with a toque over top
Dark sunglasses

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Phil Vandenbeukel,  3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext 2313 or Detective John Ophoven, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext 2343.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-TIPS(8477), through the web  or by texting ‘Tip201′ with your message to 274637(crimes).

Background links:

Police search for bank robber after a Friday afternoon heist.

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