Nanaimo RCMP searching for bank robbery suspect

Arrest warrants issued for Brandon Maxwell Hopkins of Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP have issued arrest warrants for Brandon Maxwell Hopkins, 23, of Nanaimo. Photo submitted

Nanaimo RCMP have issued arrest warrants for Brandon Maxwell Hopkins, 23, of Nanaimo. Photo submitted

Nanaimo RCMP have issued arrest warrants for Brandon Maxwell Hopkins, 23, of Nanaimo.

Police have identified Hopkins as the suspect behind the robbery of a ScotiaBank branch and attempted armed robbery of a Tim Hortons franchise in north Nanaimo on Nov. 29.

Hopkins is white, 5-foot-11, 250 pounds with black hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on his right forearm that spells ‘Ashley’ and ‘Star,’ and a tattoo on his left forearm which spells ‘Stay true.’

Hopkins should be considered armed. If seen, do not approach and call 911.

Anyone who knows Hopkins’s location is asked to call 911. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.