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Man charged after attempted bank robbery on Whatcom Road

A man has been charged following an attempted bank robbery on Wednesday morning.

Const. Ian MacDonald said employees contacted police, who already had several units close by, including police officers in an unmarked vehicle less than 100 metres from the bank.

“If you want to talk about the person picking the wrong bank, it would be this guy,” said MacDonald.

A police officer saw the man fleeing with a bag over his shoulder and took him into custody.

“We swooped in and we arrested the individual right away.”

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MacDonald said that officers found two loaded firearms on the man, including a handgun and an assault rifle.

Morton has been charg Oakley Vault ed with attempted robb Oakley Vault ery, break and enter, uttering threats, carrying a concealed weapon, use of a firearm in the commission of an offence, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace and Oakley Vault possession of a prohibited weapon.

Abbotsford police are continuing to investigate the robbery and anyone with information should contact police at 604 859 5225, text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.