Breaking News

Credit Union in Castlegar robbed at gunpoint

Nelson Star

Kootenay Savings Credit Union in downtown Castlegar was the latest to be hit in a string of three armed robberies that have taken place in as many weeks.

According to an RCMP press release, a man carrying a firearm entered the bank, located on 4th Street just east of Columbia Avenue, and took "an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency" before fleeing on foot around 1:18 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11.

"The male suspect is described as Caucasian, approximately 5'6", slim build, wearing black cargo pants, a dark faded black hoodie and possibly wearing a ball cap under the hoodie," the press release said. "His face was covered. He was wearing black shoes and dark gloves."

No one was injured during the incident.

Police are not saying whether the incident is related to other recent armed robberies, including Kootenay Savings Credit Union in Salmo on February 24 and Johnny's Groceries and Gas in Robson on March 7.

Shoppers Simply Pharmacy in Castlegar was also robbed by somebody carrying a shotgun on November 13.

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for anyone acting suspiciously or lurking around businesses. Call 9-1-1 if you see someone that you feel the police should be checking.

If you have any information relating to the latest offense, police are urging you to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surrey enforcer killed on the weekend
 
Fire burns old high school library in Alberni
 
Employees of Chances officially off the job
Trustee candidate: Rose Tustian running in Fraser Cascade
 
Bear bin on back burner
 
Sergeant-at-arms credited for saving lives
Nanaimo council candidate: Karen Hovestad
 
Wind storm knocks out power for thousands on Peninsula
 
‘Iconic’ White Rock artist to be featured in calendar

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.