Saint John Police investigate fifth bank robbery in two months

Police in Saint John are investigating yet another armed bank robbery – the fifth since late October.

The latest happened Thursday evening at the CIBC on Consumers Drive.

Police say a middle-aged man with a medium build and armed with a handgun entered the bank and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers are going door-to-door handing out flyers in hopes of receiving new information.

In addition to Thursday night's robbery, police are also investigating robberies at:

  • CIBC, 1 Main Street West, Oct. 28 at 4:40 p.m.;
  • Scotiabank, 533 Westmorland Road, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.;
  • Scotiabank, 365 Main Street North, Nov. 21 at 10:53 a.m.; and
  • TD Canada Trust, 10 East Point Way, Dec. 22 at 6:50 p.m.

Police say in all five incidents, a lone man entered the bank and demanded cash from the tellers.

They say the suspect displayed a handgun and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.


By Brad Perry – brad.perry@bellmedia.ca