The Elkford East Community Credit Union was closed Saturday after an attempted robbery.

The Elkford East Community Credit Union was closed Saturday after an attempted robbery.

Police ask for the public’s help in finding attempted robbery suspect

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

An Elkford East Community Credit Union (EKC) 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 EKC employee that he could not access any money, the suspect left the credit branch.

“No money was taken,” Thien said.

The suspect also had bear spray but it was not used during the scuffle, ECK marketing Consultant Jane Davies said in a press release on Tuesday.

The Elk Valley Critical Response Team has since been to the site of the incident. Counseling services are being provided to EKC employees, Davies said.

The branch will reopen Wednesday June 4.

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 mirrored lenses, a black toque, black gloves, medium colored jeans, black footwear and a red windbreaker jacket with white or beige piping.

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

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