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Saanich police seek bank robber covered in red dye

Suspect described as a Caucasian man about 50 years old
Saanich Police on the scene at Tillicum Mall where police were called for a robbery report Wednesday, May 29. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Saanich Police are on the scene of a bank robbery at the TD Canada Trust branch located at 309 Burnside Rd. West, in the Tillicum mall.

“We are actively looking for the suspect and ask that anyone in the community who sees a male matching the following description call 9-1-1 immediately,” police ask in a press release.

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The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 50 years old, about five-foot-five and skinny. He was wearing a grey and green hoody, blue jeans and a baseball hat. Most notably, the male should have red staining on his skin and clothing (hands, torso, face) as a result of the bank’s dye pack deploying.

At this time, police are asking the community to avoid the immediate area around this bank as we continue to investigate.

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