London police are looking for a white man in a black truck after the Scotiabank at Highbury and Hamilton roads was robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon (July 31).
Speaking outside the branch while investigators worked inside and interviewed witnesses, Const. Ken Steeves said the 6’1” muscular white male made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after brandishing a handgun in the bank shortly before 2 p.m. No one was injured.
He fled out the back (north) exit of the bank and drove away in an unknown direction in a black pickup truck.
He was wearing grey sweatpants and a grey hoodie, white and grey Nike sneakers, sunglasses and a black facemask. No age was given but he appeared to weigh about 200 lbs according to Steeves.
Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to phone police at 519-661-5670.
Robberies have been happening less often in London for the last decade. The 166 occurences in 2013 was the fewest number of robberies investigated since 2003, with the high over the same period being 400 in 2006.
They’re on a trend to set a new low in 2014 as according to police statistics, year-to-date (May 31) there have been 72 robberies in London, compared to 75 by the same date in 2013.