(Photo / Sidney/North Saanich RCMP)

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a robbery at the Toronto Dominion Bank in Sidney this afternoon.

At approximately 2:43 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9th, the unknown man entered the business on Beacon Avenue and proceeded to produce 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 at this time.

Const. Meighan de Pass, the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP Media Relations Officer said in a release, “This was a bold midday robbery in a busy area of our town. We are hoping that someone saw something which can assist in identifying this male or assist in our investigation.”

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, about 6’2 with a medium to fit build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a dark coat with a white pattern down both sleeves, a dark hat, black sunglasses, dark pants and dark shoes.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to please contact the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP at (250) 656-3931 or call Greater Victoria Crime Stopper at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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