A man had presented a note to bank staff demanding cash and threatening to detonate an explosive device inside his backpack.

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One man has been charged following a bank robbery at Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver.

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Just before 5 pm on Wednesday, West Vancouver police were alerted to a robbery in progress at the CIBC bank in the mall.

A man presented a note to bank staff demanding cash and threatening to detonate an explosive device inside his backpack, police said in a statement Thursday.

The man was arrested as he exited the bank. The surrounding area was evacuated due to the threat of an explosive device, but no explosives were found. The mall staff and customers were displaced for several hours while police investigated.

Glen Edwin Brown, 52, of no fixed address, has been charged with one count of robbery and has since been released with conditions.


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