Man arrested at bank after spooking staff
UPDATED 2:44 p.m. Wednesday
Several RCMP cars descended on the Scotiabank branch on Hammonds Plains Road just after 11 a.m. Wednesday after someone inside gave staff the impression a robbery was imminent.
Cpl. Scott MacRae said the man had been seen hanging around at the bank for a while in what staff thought was a suspicious manner.
He then wrote something on a piece of paper about withdrawing money. When staff approached the man in the lineup to talk to him, he said something that “caused staff concern,” MacRae said. Police were then called.
MacRae said police were nearby when the call came in and arrested a 40-year-old Hubbards resident without incident as he finished withdrawing money from his own account. He was taken to the Tantallon RCMP office, questioned and charged with mischief.
MacRae said that charge was laid because what the man allegedly said caused the staff concern and resulted in police action.
The man was released on conditions and will appear in court at a later date.