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UPDATED: Thieves gained entry to a Thunder Bay bank

The culprits forced their way into the RBC at Grandview Mall overnight.

THUNDER BAY — Thunder Bay Police are investigating a break-in and theft of money at a city bank.

The incident occurred overnight at the RBC branch at Grandview Mall on River Street.

Police were notified just after 6:30 a.m. Monday.

A spokesperson says a thief or thieves entered the bank 'by force,' but details have not yet been released.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

The TBPS Forensics Unit and the Break and Enter and Robbery (BEAR) Unit are both involved in the case.

A sign posted at the bank's entrance on Monday morning indicated that the branch was temporarily closed.

An RBC spokesperson told TBNewswatch later that the bank would stay closed Monday and that it is still assessing when it will be able to reopen.

Customers are being directed to other RBC locations in the interim.

The spokesperson declined further comment on the incident, citing the ongoing police investigation.

NOTE:  A previous version of this story has been amended to add some information provided by RBC

 

 

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