Police describe car with ‘multiple’ explosives involved in Saanich bank shooting

Police describe car with ‘multiple’ explosives involved in Saanich bank shooting
An RCMP robot investigates explosives found in a car near the scene of a deadly bank shootout in Saanich, June 28, 2022. (Photo courtesy CBC News)

RCMP have described a vehicle linked with two robbery suspects killed in a shootout with police outside of a Saanich Bank of Montreal branch where six officers were wounded.

Cpl. Alex Bérubé said Thursday that multiple explosive devices were placed inside a white 1992 four-door Toyota Camry with two black racing stripes over the hood and roof.

He asked anyone who may have seen the vehicle before the robbery on Tuesday to contact police.

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BĂ©rubĂ© told a joint news conference with the Saanich Police Department that the coroners’ service is trying to identify the male suspects who were gunned down outside a Bank of Montreal.

He says that once police learn who they were, their families will be contacted so more can be discovered about their backgrounds and how that may relate to their actions.

Bérubé says an RCMP explosive disposal unit dealt with a highly volatile and dangerous situation and that a number of firearms were found at the site.

Anyone who may have seen the white four-door Toyota Camry with black stripes on the roof and hood is urged to contact VIIMCU at 250-380-6211.

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