Armed robbery at downtown Princeton bank

A man armed with a firearm robbed the Princeton CIBC Monday and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash

Police released this photo of the suspect

Princeton’s CIBC was robbed Monday by a man wielding a gun, who then fled the downtown bank onto Bridge Street with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect remained at large as The Spotlight went to press at 11 p.m. Monday night.

RCMP received a 911 call from the bank shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to Constable Cam Shiell.

Shiell described the robbery as ”fairly quick…Obviously there is going to be some hold back evidence that we are not going to release to the public.”

An RCMP forensic unit, and a canine unit, were called to the scene to assist with the investigation.

There were no injuries in the robbery and Sheill declined to comment on how bank staff are coping with the incident.

“All I can say is that…everyone is okay for the most part.”

The suspect is described as a white male, late 20s to early 30s, 5’10 to 6’ tall, sandy colored hair, medium athletic build, wearing a black Canucks touque, a dark jacket, cargo pants and sunglasses.


Anyone with information regarding the suspect or the incident is urged to call Princeton RCMP at 250-295-6911, or CrimeStoppers.



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