CIBC branch robbed: police

A man claiming to be armed robs a CIBC branch in Sherwood Park and makes off with a bag of money.

A man claiming to be armed robbed a CIBC branch in suburban Edmonton on Monday morning and made off with a bag of money, police said.

"A lone male had entered the bank, approached an employee and demanded a quantity of cash," Strathcona County RCMP said in a statement. "The male told the employee that he was in possession of a weapon but did not produce one."

Surveillance photos from the bank in Sherwood Park show a teller handing over a stack of bills to the man, who places them in a grey and black Adidas bag.

The heavy-set man was wearing sunglasses and a light-coloured golf shirt and had shoulder-length grey and brown hair. He was described as being six feet three inches tall.

Following the robbery, police said, a search of the area using a dog turned up a bundle of cash believed to have been stolen from the bank, as well as a weapon, which the Mounties would not describe.

The branch is at Sherwood Drive and Wye Road.