OPP searching for bank robber in Corunna

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The search extends through the parking lot, to a townhouse development behind the bank and out to Murray StreetThe search extends through the parking lot, to a townhouse development behind the bank and out to Murray Street

 

Police armed with rifles and a Canine Unit are on Lyndock Street in Corunna after the Royal Bank was robbed.

Lambton OPP say a man walked into the branch around 1.45pm – it’s not clear if he was armed.

By about 2 pm, there was a heavy police presence in the area and within 15 minutes members of the Tactics and Rescue Unit and the Emergency Response Unit as well as the area’s Canine Unit were on the scene searching around the building including near a townhouse complex which backs onto the bank’s parking lot.

Police are currently searching for a male who is described as being 5′ 9″ tall, wearing a black jacket with a logo on the front left side, light blue jeans and white runners.¬† He was last seen running through the parking lot towards Murray Street.

By 3pm, the Canine Unit had made a sweep through the area and returned to the front of the bank.

While the Canine Unit and armed officers searched, two of the tellers from inside the bank made their way to a car to wait. They looked shaken but told The Independent they were okay.

Police will release further information as it becomes available. Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to please contact the Lambton County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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