The Shelbourne and Pear streets branch of the Bank of Montreal reopened Tuesday morning (July 19) for the first time since the fatal heist last month.
The bank remained closed following an apparent robbery attempt June 28 that left two suspects dead and six members of the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team – three each from the Saanich and Victoria police departments – injured from gunshot wounds.
@SaanichPolice executive leadership team met with BMO management and staff today to personally share our thoughts and support as they reopen for business. The BMO team’s courage, care, and resilience is so inspiring. Standing strong together with BMO and @saanich pic.twitter.com/ujKaioTqVD
— Dean Duthie (@ChiefDuthie) July 20, 2022
As a gesture of appreciation to those officers, BMO Bank of Montreal made a donation to the Saanich and Victoria Police Association.