Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the CIBC bank at the Avalon Mall just after 11 a.m. this morning.
Police say a man entered with a firearm, gave a note to one of the bank tellers and then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Numerous marked and unmarked RNC units are currently canvassing the area of the mall looking for the suspect, who is described as approximately six feet in height, wearing a neon orange hat and a brown/green shirt.
The bank is closed until further notice.
⚠️Armed Robbery⚠️ This man fled on foot from the area of the Avalon Mall with an undisclosed amount of cash. There was nobody harmed. If you have seen this man please contact the RNC or Crime Stoppers. RNC File # 2019-46732. #nlcrime pic.twitter.com/elmVFQyqy8— Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (@RNC_PoliceNL) August 20, 2019
⚠️ Armed Robbery⚠️ We just responded to an armed robbery at a bank at the Avalon Mall. A man reportedly presented a firearm and demanded cash, then fled the area on foot. The man is about 6 feet tall, neon orange hat & brown/green shirt. #nlcrime #nltraffic— Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (@RNC_PoliceNL) August 20, 2019
More to come.