Nova Scotia

HRM Police investigate second bank robbery in two days

Halifax Regional police are on the hunt for a man they say walked into a CIBC in Bedford this morning and robbed the bank.

Halifax police say man robbed a Bedford bank Saturday morning

Halifax Regional Police released this image of the suspect in Saturday's robbery. (Halifax Regional Police)

Halifax Regional police are on the hunt for a man they say walked into a CIBC in Bedford Saturday morning and robbed the bank.

The incident happened around 10:20 at 1600 Bedford Highway.

Sgt. Greg Robertson said there were two customers in the bank at the time.

Halifax Regional Police investigate a bank robbery in Bedford Saturday morning. (Michael Dick/CBC)

"A male dressed in black, believed to have a black face mask on, entered the bank and displayed what is described to be a handgun, ordered the customers and staff to the floor and demanded money," he said.

Robertson said witnesses thought the suspect had a gun based on the way his hands were placed, but no one actually saw a weapon.

He said no one was injured in the incident.

Robertson said the man made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

The man then took off in a black Ford F150 with an extended cab.  The license plate was black with white numbers.

The police said the man is 5'10" with a medium build. He was wearing a black leather jacket with a black hoodie underneath and a black face mask. He wore khaki coloured pants and slip on shoes.

Second bank robbery

Saturday's robbery comes on the heels of another CIBC robbery Friday in Halifax.

A man in a long dark coat threatened staff at 1809 Barrington Street and took off with money.

But Robertson said the police have found no evidence linking the two crimes.

The police also released a photo of the suspect from Friday's robbery and they're asking the public to give input.

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