One in custody after Chilliwack bank robbery

Brett Penner accused of presenting a weapon to teller at Main Street bank getting away with cash

A male in his early 20s is in custody after a bank robbery downtown Chilliwack two weeks ago.

On Oct. 17 at approximately 11:45 a.m., RCMP report that a lone male entered a bank on Main Street, produced a weapon and demanded money from a teller.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

• RELATED: Two young Chilliwack men facing at least five years jail for armed robbery

• RELATED: B.C. man wanted for Lower Mainland bank robbery in early July

A responding RCMP officer observed a man matching the robber’s description, and after a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into police custody.

Brett Penner, born in 1996, is charged with one count of robbery and one count of willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

He remains in custody with his next court appearance scheduled for Nov. 4.

In an unrelated case, Penner is facing one count of mischief $5,000 or under from an incident on June 10 in Chilliwack. He was due in court one day after the robbery for a Crown application to revoke his bail for the June 10 incident. That application is scheduled to go head on Oct. 28.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at (604)792-4611 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-TIPS.


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