West Shore RCMP have released surveillance photos of a suspect in connection with a bank robbery in Langford Thursday.

According to police, the suspect entered the bank located at 116-3004 Merchant Way in Langford just after 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. He was brandishing a firearm and demanded money from the teller.

Sources say the suspect threatened to shoot if money was not handed over.

The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the bank, running up Kelly Road toward Jenkins Avenue.

West Shore RCMP officers, including the Serious Crimes Unit and police dog service, flooded the area within minutes, but were unable to locate the suspect.

No one was physically hurt during the robbery, and a firearm was recovered, police said.

The suspect is described as:

  • male with light colored skin
  • approximately 5’5 tall
  • slim build
  • wearing all black toque, tee shirt with white graphics on the front, pants and sunglasses as well as black shoes with white soles
  • suspect was also carrying an olive and black coloured back pack and wearing a blue surgical mask

If you know who this suspect is police ask that you do not not approach him. Call 911 or  the West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264. You can also report anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.