While no weapon was produced, the 75-year-old told staff at a Prince George
Bank of Nova Scotia that he was armed. Staff surrendered a small amount of
cash and the robber made his getaway as RCMP were called around 11:45 a.m.
The suspect was described as a Caucasian male weighing about 230 pounds. He
was wearing a straw hat, white T-shirt, grey jogging pants and dark glasses
- and he was using a walker that many rely on for mobility.
Prince George RCMP spokesman Gary Godwin said the man was apprehended
approximately 45 minutes later in the same suburban strip mall where the
bank is located.
The man is in custody while police investigate the decidedly unusual case.
?It?s not every day you get a 75-year-old male on a walker holding up a
bank,? Godwin said. ?We?re looking at all the circumstances that are
involved.? He said the man is known to police.