Attempted robbery at Almonte Royal Bank

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(MISSISSIPPI MILLS, ON) – On May 8, 2017 at approximately 10:30 a.m. officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Lanark County detachment responded to the report of a robbery at the Royal Bank of Canada on Ottawa Street in the Town of Almonte.

Preliminary details of the investigation indicate that a male, wearing a disguise to conceal his face, entered the bank, assaulted a bank employee and then fled the scene on foot without obtaining any money.

The employee was not injured and did not require medical attention.

The bank was secured and inaccessible to customers for the afternoon while police conducted their investigation, but has since been released.

This investigation is in its early stages and an update will be issued when confirmed and accurate information becomes available.

The Lanark County OPP Crime Unit are continuing with the investigation and are urging any person who in the area at the time of the robbery or has any information regarding the person(s) responsible for this crime you are asked to contact the Lanark County OPP detachment at 613-267-2626 during business hours or 24/7 at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.