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Armed robber hits South Surrey bank

Police raced to the TD Canada Trust in South Surrey
Police raced to the TD Canada Trust in South Surrey's Grandview Corners Saturday afternoon, following an armed robbery.
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Police descended on a South Surrey bank Saturday after an armed man demanded cash and fled the scene.

While a vehicle connected to the crime – which occurred at the TD Canada Trust in Grandview Corners – was recovered Sunday, two suspects remained at large as of Peace Arch News deadline Monday afternoon.

Police say a lone man entered the branch and demanded money just before 3 p.m. Jan. 12.

A weapon was produced, but not used, Cpl. Bert Paquet said.

The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, jumping into the passenger-side of a small dark car.

Twenty-four hours later, police were alerted to a black Pontiac that had been abandoned near 166 Street and 18 Avenue. Witness descriptions – which included a licence-plate number – connected the vehicle to the crime, Paquet said. It’s hoped a forensic exam will help identify the robbery suspects.

Police are not disclosing the type of weapon that was used.

While an ambulance was called, Paquet said no injuries were reported.

The robber is described as a white male aged 25 to 30, about 5’8” with a slender build, wearing dark clothing. Police do not have a description of the driver.

Anyone with further information about the incident or the identity of the suspect  is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.

- with files from Tracy Holmes

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