June 17, 2020

 

Saanich Police are looking to speak to anyone in the area of the CIBC bank in the 2900 block of Tillicum Road last night, June 16th 2020 at approximately 6:20 p.m.

Officers attended the area to reports of a man brandishing a knife and who had just smashed a window at the bank. There were several witnesses on scene that spoke to police however we believe there may be others witnesses who had a direct encounter with him.

“We believe there may be at least one person in the area of the bank who had a direct interaction with this man but left before police arrived. Investigators are trying to determine the events leading up to the arrest of this man.”

A 59-year-old man is currently in custody and facing charges of possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief under $5,000.

                                                                                                            

Cst. Markus Anastasiades

Public Information and Communications Officer

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