01/23/2015 06:56 EST | Updated 03/25/2015 05:59 EDT

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

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