West Shore RCMP are investigating a Thursday afternoon bank robbery at the Scotiabank on Merchant Way in Langford.
A man wearing a blue surgical mask and sunglasses entered the bank brandishing a firearm and demanded money from a teller.
He left with an undisclosed amount of cash, running up Kelly Road toward Jenkins Avenue.
Officers responded within minutes with a police dog, but no one was found.
A firearm was recovered.
The suspect is described as about five-foot-five with a slim build. He was wearing a black tuque, a T-shirt with white graphics on the front, and black shoes with white soles.
He was carrying a black and olive backpack.
Police ask anyone with information to call West Shore RCMP at 250-474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).