Suspect in Sidney bank robbery also wanted in Abbotsford bank heist

A North Vancouver man identified as the suspect in a Sidney bank robbery is also wanted in connection to another bank robbery in Abbotsford.

Sidney-North Saanich RCMP have issued a warrant for 28-year-old Lucas Daryl Bradwell. He is wanted for “a bold midday robbery” of a TD Canada Trust bank branch on July 9.

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Abbotsford police have identified Bradwell as a suspect in a robbery of an HSBC bank branch around noon on July 2.

Sgt. Judy Bird of the Abbotsford Police Department said a man entered the bank on South Fraser Way and produced a note demanding money from the bank teller. No weapon was used, and Bradwell received an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing in a waiting taxi.

On July 9, a man entered a TD branch on Beacon Avenue in Sidney at 2:43 p.m. He provided a note to a teller demanding cash. Money was handed over and the man left the bank. Police were dispatched to the bank immediately, but the suspect was not located.

Bradwell has prior convictions for using an imitation firearm, theft of $5,000 or under, break-and-enter and two counts of robbery in North Vancouver.

He is described as six feet tall and about 185 pounds with short brown hair, blue eyes and a tattoo of “Bradwell” on his right forearm.

Bradwell is known to frequent municipalities in the Lower Mainland, but he is believed to be on Vancouver Island.

Anyone with information about Bradwell’s whereabouts is asked to call Sidney-North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931.

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