Chilliwack man accused of robbing downtown Scotiabank

Dean Evan Kinley arrested soon after Tuesday incident and has a history of robbery convictions

A man accused of robbing the downtown Scotiabank on Tuesday had a brief court appearance Friday and he’ll remain in custody, at least over the weekend.

Dean Evan Kinley is facing one count of robbery in connection with an incident that occurred just after 1 p.m. at the bank on the corner of Yale Road and Princess Avenue across the street from the courthouse.

Kinley is also facing a charge of theft $5,000 or under, a charge unrelated to the robbery with an offence date of Oct. 4.

Witnesses in the area on Tuesday after lunch saw numerous police cars descend on the bank, some of which circled the adjacent neighbourhood, presumably looking for the thief. The RCMP’s dog unit was on scene as well.

Kinley is known to police, 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.

Kinley is next due in court via video from Surrey Pre-Trial on Oct. 17.


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