One man was arrested by West Vancouver Police after a robbery that led to the evacuation of the Park Royal South Mall yesterday.
Just before 5 pm on May 11, West Vancouver Police were alerted to a robbery in progress at the CIBC bank in Park Royal Mall. A male had presented a note to bank staff demanding cash and threatening to detonate an explosive device inside his backpack.
The male was arrested by officers on exiting the bank and the surrounding area was evacuated due to the threat of an explosive device on scene.
The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit attended and determined there were no explosives present. Glen Edwin Brown, 52, of no fixed address has been charged with one count of Robbery and has since been released on conditions.
The West Vancouver Police would like to thank the public and staff at Park Royal Mall who were displaced for several hours while this offence was being investigated.