Second bank robbery hits same Kitchener branch
Published Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:43PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 13, 2012 9:42AM EDT
A Scotiabank branch at a plaza on Doon Village Road was robbed Thursday afternoon less than two months after the bank had already been targeted.
Police were called to the scene around 2:15 p.m. after reports a man went into the bank and demanded cash. He then fled in a vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Officers investigated for a number of hours, searching an area near Homer Watson Boulevard and Doon Village Road.
Investigators were also spotted outside the nearby Edelweiss Tavern, where one officer was spotted pulling cash out of shrubs bushes and putting it into a plastic bag.
On May 14th, at the same bank, a man entered, handed a note to the teller and ran out a short time later with an undisclosed amount of cash.
At the time, Waterloo Region police released surveillance images and video of the suspect.
No one was injured in either of the robberies, but the incidents have put some local shop owners on edge.
At this point there’s no information from police on whether the robberies are connected.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.