A bomb removal robot drives up the First Avenue sidewalk before entering the Scotiabank on Friday afternoon.

Mission bomb threat a hoax

The bomb squad deployed a bomb removal robot into the premises.

A bomb threat at Mission’s Scotiabank on First Avenue has turned out to be a hoax.

The bomb squad was called in Friday afternoon after a bank robbery.

Witnesses on scene say a man walked into the Scotiabank, demanded cash and then left with an undisclosed amount of money.

As the suspect was leaving he allegedly put down a bag and claimed it had a bomb inside.

Police quickly evacuated the building and several surrounding businesses.

The bomb squad deployed a bomb removal robot into the premises. After about an hour, a member of the squad entered the building and then gave the all-clear.

Mission RCMP were removing the yellow caution tape from First Avenue at about 4:40 p.m.