Men trigger alarm at bank: RNC

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Two RNC officers leave the Scotiabank branch on Cornwall Avenue Friday afternoon after responding to an alarm at the bank. The alarm was apparently set off by suspicious activity at the rear of the bank. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Two men triggered an alarm at the rear entrance of a bank in St. John’s Friday afternoon, but police are still trying to determine whether the incident merits charges.

Employees at the Scotiabank on Cornwall Avenue initially told the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary that an attempted robbery took place.

Const. Talia Murphy, speaking with reporters late Friday afternoon, said she could not confirm that the incident was, in fact, an attempted robbery.

“That will be determined through the course of the investigation,” Murphy said.

“There was suspicious activity in the area of the bank, however, there was no sign of any weapons and no entry gained to the bank.”

Murphy said there were no injuries. The incident happened at approximately 2:20 p.m. As of late Friday afternoon, Murphy said there was no evidence to indicate either of the men were wearing masks to conceal their identities.

A sign was posted on the door to the bank indicating it was closed until further notice. Officers were at the bank investigating the incident.

Organizations: Scotiabank

Geographic location: Cornwall Avenue

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