Vancouver police seek suspect in 9 bank robberies

Vancouver police are looking for a man suspected of robbing nine banks in the last month.

All 9 robberies happened within 1 month

Police believe this man is responsible for 10 bank robberies in the last month. (Vancouver Police Department)

Vancouver police are looking for a man suspected of robbing nine banks in the last month.

In all nine incidents, police say the man claimed to be armed. (Vancouver Police Department)

Police describe the man as:

  • South Asian.
  • In his 20s.
  • Five feet five inches tall.
  • Skinny build.
  • Having short black hair shaved on the sides.

The robberies were all committed in Vancouver and Burnaby with the first occurring Jan. 20.

In all nine incidents, police say the man told bank staff he was armed.

Vancouver police are asking anyone with relevant information to contact them at 604-717-2541, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.

Vancouver police shared this photo of the suspect dubbed the 'Smiling Bandit' at the CIBC branch at 2890 Grandview Highway, Vancouver. (Vancouver Police Department)