Montreal police seek bank robber who brandished gun during Cote-des-Neiges holdup

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By Selena Ross CTV News Montreal Digital Reporter

Montreal police are seeking a bank robber who made away with money from a Cote-des-Neiges bank on Tuesday.

Just before 5 p.m., a 911 call came in about the incident. By the time police arrived, the man had gotten away, said Montreal police spokesperson Caroline Chevrefils.

Witnesses told police that a man entered a bank on Decarie Blvd. near Royalmount Ave., just south of De la Savane metro, with "what appeared to be a gun."

He stole money and left the scene in a vehicle, heading in an unknown direction.

Police policy is not to disclose how much money is stolen in robberies, said Chevrefils.

There were no injuries, and there are still no arrests, said Chevrefils, though police are on scene and gathering evidence. She said she believed that staff but no customers were threatened in the robbery, which likely occurred right around the bank's closing time.

They don't yet have a description of the man or vehicle to share with the public.

Police didn't identify the bank. There are three different banks near that intersection, including a TD Canada Trust and a CIBC.

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