Warrant issued for Sidney bank robber, also wanted for bank theft in Abbotsford

Warrant issued for Sidney bank robber, also wanted for bank theft in Abbotsford

A North Vancouver resident identified as the suspect in a bank robbery in Sidney last week is also wanted for a similar crime in Abbotsford earlier this month.

Sidney-North Saanich RCMP issued a warrant for 28-year-old Lucas Darryl Bradwell in connection to a robbery at the TD Bank on Beacon Avenue July 9.

Police said the suspect gave a note to a teller and demanded cash be handed over to him.

In a release, police say charges of robbery were forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service Thursday, and the warrant was issued Saturday for Bradwell.

It is believed Bradwell is still on Vancouver Island.

RCMP says Bradwell was identified as a suspect with help from Victoria, Vancouver and Abbotsford police and Oceanside RCMP, along with members of the community.

Last Friday, Abbotsford police identified Bradwell for a bank robbery on July 2 when a male suspect entered the HSBC on South Fraser Way and provide a bank teller with a note and demanded cash.

Authorities said no weapon was used during the robbery and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

Abbotsford Police say Bradwell has been charged with robbery in the case and is described as being 6’0″ tall, weighing 185 pounds with short brown hair, blue eyes and a tattoo of “Bradwell” on his right forearm.

“This is another example of how offenders from outside our communities will still be held accountable for offences committed within our jurisdiction,” said Sidney-North Saanich RCMP Cpl. Kevin Shaw.

RCMP asks you to call 911 if you see Bradwell, or call the Sidney-North Saanich detachment at 250-656-3931 if you have any information on his whereabouts.


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