UPDATE: Men triggered alarm at bank: RNC

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Police in St. John’s are investigating what it calls “suspicious activity” outside a Scotiabank Friday afternoon.

Const. Talia Murphy of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the incident was initially called in by employees at the bank as an attempted robbery.

Two men were reportedly near a rear entrance to the building that was locked. Murphy said an alarm was triggered. Staff subsequently locked the building.

Murphy said neither man gained entry to the bank. A sign posted in the main entrance said it was closed until further notice. RNC officers were at the bank Friday to investigate the incident.

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(Earlier story)

The RNC is currently on the scene of an alleged attempted robbery at Scotiabank on Cornwall Avenue in St. John’s.

The RNC media relations officer is expected to provide some details to media about 4:15 p.m.

The incident occurred this afternoon.

There are three RNC vehicles presently at the bank, and a notice to customers says the bank is closed until further notice.

More details when available.

Organizations: Scotiabank

Geographic location: Cornwall Avenue

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