01/19/2016 14:28 EST | Updated 01/19/2017 00:12 EST

Surrey search for a wig-wearing suspected bank robber has ended with his arrest

SURREY, B.C. — A man wanted in Surrey, B.C., for wearing a unique disguise during a bank robbery is now in custody.

RCMP say the 39-year-old Surrey resident has been identified and arrested.

Police asked for public help identifying the man following the heist at a financial institution near the Guildford Town Centre on Dec. 29.

The man was wearing a patterned dress, white wool sweater, a long blond, curly wig and a pink toque that partially obscured his face.

In a release issued Tuesday, Mounties confirmed the man was in custody, but did not release his name or say what led them to him.


The Canadian Press