Police continue to investigate bomb threats against local banks

By CHAT News Today
November 14, 2017 - 2:29pm Updated: November 14, 2017 - 7:20pm


MEDICINE HAT, AB - Police continue to investigate after a series of bomb threats were made against banks across the city in a two week span.

Police have responded to 4 bomb threats since October 27, and determined they were all hoaxes. The most recent threat came last Thursday, where officers responded to the CIBC bank on 8th Street NW. They evacuated the building and later determined that the threat was a false alarm.

Since then, police have opened a tip line and released an audio clip of someone they suspect to be connected to the bomb threats. Listen to the audio below:


Sgt. Stacey Kesler said the audio clip and tip line have garnered responses from the public so far, and officers are following up on tips.

"“Since we have included a tip line and released that audio tip that we've received, several tips have come in and we’ve identified some persons of interest. Right now the guys are running down some of the leads that they got so far," said Kesler.

Investigators believe the bomb threats are linked to one another, however they have not established any connections yet. 

"We assume that they are all related. We've done some great work with our crime analysis and we've been able to do some predictive analytics in relation to this file. So we've got a lot of science and data that's going on in the back end of this investigation," added Kesler.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Medicine Hat Police Service's tip line at 403-502-8909. Tips can also be left online at www.medicinehatpolice.com 


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