Abbotsford man arrested for Mission bank robbery

A lone male robbed the First Avenue Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce shortly after 11 a.m. Monday.

  • Jun. 26, 2013 6:00 a.m.

A 29-year-old Abbotsford man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the Mission CIBC Monday morning.

A lone male robbed the First Avenue Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

According to Mission RCMP Staff Sgt. Rob Dickson, the male produced a handgun, and was wearing a dark grey hoodie with no logo, and black sweat pants.

He entered and exited the bank from the rear alley entrance, said Dickson. No injuries were reported.

Abbotsford Police Department arrested Jeffery Russell around midnight June 25 on an unrelated outstanding warrant.

Mission RCMP’s Sgt. Shaun Wright said a “significant portion of the stolen cash was recovered at the time of Russell’s arrest” but the handgun was not located.

Crown counsel has approved charges of robbery and using an imitation firearm during the commission of an offence relating to this incident, said Wright.