*This story was updated today (Friday) at 2:15 p.m.
SURREY — An attempted bank robbery in Cloverdale Thursday appears to have temporarily delayed an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie being shot in the area.
Police received a call at 12:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 18) that there was a robbery at Coast Capital Savings in the 17700-block of 56th Avenue.
Corporal Scotty Schumann said one suspect is in police custody. On Friday, police identified the man as Jeffry Ozolins, 32, of no fixed address. He has been been charged with robbery.
The first officers on scene Thursday were able to broadcast a description of the suspect provided by witnesses, Surrey RCMP stated Friday.
“Nearby officers providing security and traffic control for a movie shoot, and regular patrol officers, were able to flood the area quickly as filming was briefly halted,” Surrey RCMP said in a news release.
“One officer contacted the film crew and asked them to keep an eye out for the suspect. Almost right away, one of the crew members spotted a person matching the suspect description and told the officer. That same officer was able to track down the suspect and take him into custody without incident.”
On Thursday afternoon, Paul Orazietti, executive director of the Cloverdale BIA, tweeted that the bank robbery delayed filming of the Why We’re Killing Gunther, starring none other than former California governor Schwarzenegger and Vancouver’s own Cobie Smulders (Avengers, HIMYM).
— Paul Orazietti (@Paradeguy) August 18, 2016
-with files from Jennifer Lang