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Officers arrest suspect after attempted bank robbery in Uptown neighbourhood

New Westminster – At approximately 3:30pm on December 20th the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a bank employee who shared that someone inside the bank claimed they had a gun and demanded money before fleeing the area.

Officers rushed to the area of 6th Street and Sixth Avenue and arrested a suspect one block away.

“We thank staff at the bank who provided an excellent description of the suspect,” said Media Relations Officer Sergeant Justine Thom. “Key details about what this suspect was wearing and a physical description of the suspect helped officers identify and arrest this individual within minutes.”

The New Westminster Police Department would like to remind the public to call 9-1-1 if they witness a robbery in progress.


CONTACT PERSON: Hailey Finnigan