The RCMP dog unit on the scene after the Oct. 10, 2017 robbery of the Scotiabank in downtown Chilliwack. Dean Kinley, 66, was convicted of robbing the bank on Sept. 11, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack bank robber convicted in BC Supreme Court

Dean Evan Kinley, 66, robbed the Scotiabank downtown in 2017

A 66-year-old man has been found guilty three years after a downtown Chilliwack bank robbery.

Dean Evan Kinley was convicted on Sept. 11, 2020 after a five-day trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack.

Kinley robbed the downtown Scotiabank on Oct. 10, 2017.

He was charged with one count of robbery after the incident that occurred just after 1 p.m. that day at the bank on the corner of Yale Road and Princess Avenue across the street from the courthouse.

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Kinley – who Court Services Online says goes by aliases Deano, Dino, and Jesse McCartney – was also sentenced to 30 days jail for a theft six days before the bank robbery in Chilliwack.

Shortly after the bank robbery, the RCMP dog unit and other officers descended on the bank, some circled the adjacent neighbourhood, looking for the thief.

Kinley has a long history with the criminal justice system, not just in Chilliwack but he also has convictions from Surrey and Victoria.

In 2006, he was convicted after being charged with two counts of robbery and one count of robbery using a firearm connected to three separate incidents.

And in 2010 he was convicted of robbing the Plaza Liquor Store and the Vedder Road Subway in Chilliwack.

He is next scheduled in court Sept. 21 to fix a date for sentencing for the bank robbery.


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