BRITISH COLUMBIA

Serial robber strikes again in British Columbia, just days after police warning

01/29/2015 07:41 EST | Updated 03/31/2015 05:59 EDT
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - A serial bank robber strikes again, this time in northeastern British Columbia.

Police and RCMP issued a warning earlier this week saying the man has robbed eight banks over an eight-week period in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

RCMP in Dawson Creek say a man fitting the exact same description walked into a bank on Wednesday, produced a firearm and demanded money.

He left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The first robbery police recorded was Dec. 1 in Princeton, B.C. Eight days later the same man was 200 kilometres to the north where he held up a Vernon financial institution.

Between Dec. 19 and Jan. 21, the same suspect jumped between the three provinces, holding up banks in High River, Alta., Merritt, B.C., Swift Current, Sask., Lethbridge, Alta., Claresholm, Alta., and Langley, B.C.

Police have released photos of the man entering the banks he robbed and in every one, he's dressed in black, wears dark glasses and either a hoodie or a toque.

He's described as Caucasian, has a slim build, is between 25 and 35 years old, stands between 5 feet 6 inches to six feet tall, is unshaven and wears a goatee or a beard.

Police are asking the public to help identify him.

(CJOC, The Canadian Press)