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Pretrial Conference set for man in his 80’s accused of robbing a bank in 100 Mile

85-year old Alexander James Bird, from Clinton, is due back in court in Williams Lake on April 8th.

Bird is charged with committing a robbery where a firearm is used, careless use of a firearm, and possession of a firearm without a license.

100 Mile House RCMP were called to the CIBC bank just before 11 am on June 3rd of 2019.

Police say a suspect entered the bank and produced a rifle and a shopping bag before demanding that it be filled.

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After receiving the cash, the elderly man is then accused of placing a loaded .22 caliber rifle on the counter before leaving.

Police say his vehicle was photographed and an arrest was made when it was spotted a short time later.

 

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