(Lucas Darryl Bradwell/Photo by Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP have identified and released new photos of the suspect who robbed the TD Bank in Sidney last week.

The BC Prosecution Service has issued an arrest warrant for Lucas Darryl Bradwell who allegedly committed a “bold midday robbery in a busy area of town” on Tuesday, July 9th.

At approximately 2:43 p.m. last Tuesday, the suspect entered the business on Beacon Avenue and handed a note to the bank teller which demanded that cash be handed over.

The suspect fled on foot upon receiving the cash, and was last seen heading northbound on Fifth Street in Sidney.

Despite the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP frontline members as well as the General Investigation Section and police dog services responding immediately, the suspect was not located.

Still on the island

The suspect was quickly identified as Lucas Bradwell, a North Vancouver resident, and a warrant for his arrest was issued on July 13th.

“This is another example of how offenders from outside our communities will still be
held accountable for offences committed within our jurisdiction,” said Cpl. Kevin Shaw,
of the Sidney North Saanich GIS.

“In this investigation we were grateful for the assistance provided by the Victoria, Vancouver and Abbotsford Police Departments and the Oceanside RCMP.”

Police believe that Bradwell is still on Vancouver Island, and anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

Anyone with knowledge of Bradwell’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Sidney North Saanich RCMP at (250)656-3931.