Elkford credit union employee stabbed in robbery attempt

Police say the suspect had already fled the scene when Elk Valley RCMP responded to the incident at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

  • Jun. 3, 2014 1:00 p.m.

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An Elkford East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKCCU) employee was taken to hospital and treated for a stab wound after an attempted robbery on Saturday morning.

The victim was stabbed in the leg during the incident and has since been treated and released from the hospital, RCMP Sergeant Will Thien said in a press release today.

Police say the suspect had already fled the scene when Elk Valley RCMP responded to the incident at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

“While the employee (victim) was opening up for business for the day, a male suspect forced his way into the credit union,” Thien said.

After being told by the EKCCU employee that he could not access any money, the suspect left the credit branch.

“No money was taken,” Thien said.

The suspect is described as a 5’10” male, 40 to 50 years old, weighing between 160 and 170 lbs. The male was wearing rounded goggles with dark lenses, a black toque, black gloves, medium coloured jeans, black footwear and a red windbreaker jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Elk Valley RCMP at 250-425-6233 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).