British Columbia

Bank robber with fake beard sought by RCMP in White Rock, B.C.

White Rock RCMP are trying to identify a man who robbed a bank while wearing a fake beard.

Police are hoping to identify the man, who got away with a sum of money

Police are hoping to identify a man who robbed a branch of the HSBC Bank in White Rock on Jan. 21. (RCMP)

White Rock RCMP are trying to identify a man who robbed a HSBC Bank while wearing a huge fake beard.

The suspect, wearing a black toque and a large, stringy, brown beard, entered the branch in the 1400 block of Johnston Road at approximately 4.40 p.m. PT on Jan. 21. demanding money, and saying that he had a gun.

In a statement, police said they "believe the beard to be a disguise".

The suspect is described as 25-35 years old. (RCMP)

The suspect left the bank on foot after being given a sum of cash.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact White Rock RCMP.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now