RCMP investigate Dieppe robberies

RCMP

RCMP in Dieppe are searching for two suspects following two robberies on Friday evening.

Officers say shortly before 8 p.m., a male with a handgun entered the TD Bank on Regis St. and made off with some cash.

Police were then called to a business on Humphrey St. at 9:30 p.m., where a man with a handgun reportedly robbed the business before leaving on a bike.

No one was injured in either incident.

At this time, police have not determined if there is a connection between the two robberies, and have no description of the suspects.

On Saturday, it was business as usual at the bank, but news of the robbery left some residents more than a little concerned.

"We live in an area that a lot of times we don't even lock our doors, so to hear that it was robbed at gunpoint makes me think that we should start locking our doors and be more careful in this area," says Dieppe resident Paul McLaughlin.

"It's disappointing, but watching how the city's changed in the last 35 years, there's good and bad that go with that, and unfortunately that's the bad part," adds resident Eric Caldwell.

Codiac RCMP ask anyone with information to contact Codiac RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

(With files from CTV Atlantic's Eilish Bonang)