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Police nab bike-riding bank robbery suspect in Burnaby

Police in Burnaby caught up with a bank robbery suspect who fled the scene, and authorities, on two wheels.
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 A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing the CIBC bank branch in the 4700 block of Kingsway in Burnaby. Photo: Google Street ViewA man has been arrested for allegedly robbing the CIBC bank branch in the 4700 block of Kingsway in Burnaby. Photo: Google Street View

It took just 45 minutes for local Mounties to catch up with a man suspected of robbing a Burnaby bank Tuesday afternoon.

Police got a call about the robbery at the CIBC in the 4700 block of Kingsway at about 2 p.m., according to a police press release.

A man had reportedly entered the bank, handed the teller a note indicating he was robbing the bank and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said a description of the man was sent to frontline officers, and – about 45 minutes later – a school liaison officer spotted a man matching the description riding a bike near Royal Oak Avenue and Gilpin Street.

The officer tried to speak with him, police said, but the suspect fled on the bicycle.

The man cycled along Deer Lake Parkway but was eventually stopped and taken into custody without incident, police said.

“This quick response and arrest is an excellent example of how our different units in Burnaby work seamlessly together after a serious incident has taken place,” Insp. Rachel Meredith-Milne said in the release.

A robbery charge is now pending against a 40-year-old Chilliwack man.