(CMR) Two gunmen reportedly entered Scotia Bank, Red Bay, Friday morning, 16 June, and demanded cash before approaching a customer at the ATM. The men left the location with a quantity of cash.
Reports from the RCIPS are that just after 11:10 am, police were dispatched to the bank located at the South Sound and Shamrock Road junction, where it was reported that an armed robbery had taken place.
It was reported that two men, one armed with a handgun, entered the bank and demanded money; they approached a customer at the ATM and made off from the location in the direction of South Sound with a quantity of cash. The men were described as tall and slim, but one was taller than the other. They were both of dark complexion and were wearing construction-type clothing at the time of the incident.
One man has now been arrested in relation to this incident and is currently in police custody. Officers remain on the scene of the incident, and searches for the involved parties continue.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen the incident taking place or witnessed any suspicious activities in the area to call 9-1-1 and make a report, specifically persons in the Old Crewe Road, South Sound area, and Shamrock Road in the Crewe Road vicinity.
CMR is on location and will provide details as soon as they are available.