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Grand Forks CIBC robbed, suspect at large

RCMP said the suspect, who robbed the Grand Forks CIBC Thursday, was wearing a light blue hoodie and a dark jacket with the brand O’Neill on the back with his face was covered with a blue buff. — RCMP photos

Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release that a lone male suspect robbed the local CIBC in the Boundary City Thursday afternoon, making off with a large sum of cash.

RCMP said the man entered the CIBC located on the 7300 block of 2nd St. in Grand Forks, on April 21, 2022 at 4:07 p.m. wearing a hoodie and had his face covered.

Police said the suspect approached a teller and made a threat that he had a gun and demanded the money.

The suspect was handed some cash and then fled from the scene, heading south on 2nd Street.

RCMP said within minutes, Grand Forks officers were in the area, examining the scene, making patrols, and canvassing local businesses, but unfortunately the suspect was not located.

Police said the RCMP Forensic Identification Section out of Nelson will be attending to further examine the scene and collect evidence.

“This is a very scary incident to happen in our town,” says Grand Forks Detachment Commander Sergeant Darryl Peppler. 

“These are very traumatic incidents for the staff and witnesses to experience, and we are very grateful that no one was hurt in this crime.”

Police said the male suspect was wearing a light blue hoodie and a dark jacket with the brand O’Neill on the back with his face was covered with a blue buff.

If anyone has any information about this crime or were in the downtown area around 4 p.m. on April 21, 2022, and may have seen something, please contact the Grand Forks Detachment.

In addition, if anyone has any dash cam footage, and that may have captured any images, again, please contact the Grand Forks Detachment at 250 442 8288.

The suspect entered the Grand Forks RCMP at 4:07 p.m. wearing a hoodie and had his face covered.