WATCH: A robbery at a downtown Victoria bank left employees rattled this morning. The suspect walked in and demanded cash before leaving on foot. Monica Martinez reports.
It was a startling way to begin the day for employees at the TD Canada Trust Bank in downtown Victoria.
Police cars were outside and officers inside interviewing employees after someone robbed the bank.
At 8:50 a.m. a woman walked into the bank demanding cash. Police say she didn’t produce a weapon, nor was anyone hurt.
After the suspect left, employees called police who swarmed the scene just minutes later.
“When the call came in we got a really good description and our traffic control area flooded the area,” said Victoria Police spokesperson Bowen Osoko.
A Victoria Police traffic officer drove his motorcycle along the sidewalk to stop the fleeing suspect.
Police will not say if they used a tracking device to locate the woman, but officers found her just a few blocks away on Courtenay Street between Government and Wharf.
The woman was casually dressed in jeans and an orange jacket and had on a mouth cover.
Police arrest her and take her into custody.
Osoko said she is known to police.
Forensic officers stayed and collected evidence.
The suspect will likely face charges of attempted robbery.
The bank closed for part of Tuesday morning, but resumed business a short time later.