OPP bomb squad disables Capreol bank robber's device

Sudbury police have released an update in a robbery case Wednesday involving a possible explosive.
Sudbury police issued a photo that shows a suspect in Wednesday's Capreol bank robbery entering the bank. Police said the man is described by witnesses as Caucasian, between 6'2" and 6'5", heavy set (between 250 and 400 lbs), with a deep voice. (Greater Sudbury Police)

Sudbury police have released an update in a robbery case Wednesday involving a possible explosive.

Police say at about 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, dispatchers received a call that a man walked into a Northern Credit Union in Capreol and said he had a bomb strapped to his chest.

He demanded money, and then left.

Police say no explosive device was seen and no one was hurt.

But, police now say the man left a device of some kind behind.

The OPP's bomb squad was called in to help, and the device was "rendered inoperable.”

But, whether it was actually a bomb remains unknown at this point.

As for the suspect, details are scant.

Police said he was heavily disguised by a black hoody, black scarf, baseball hat, sunglasses and was shielded from cameras by an umbrella.

As for a motive, witnesses report hearing the suspect say he was robbing the bank because he'd recently lost his job, police said.

The man was seen getting into a small grey or beige vehicle.

Police said they don't think he's still in the area.



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