RCMP have identified the man charged in Thursday's robbery of the Scotiabank branch at Dilworth Plaza in Kelowna.
"He's well known to us," said Const. Kris Clark on Friday.
Clark declined to explain how the man is so familiar to local police, saying only that he had a 2006 charge and some restricted information on his file.
It was just before 3 p.m. on Thursday when a middle-aged man pushed his way behind the counter at the bank, snatched an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot.
A customer tangled with the suspect, slowing him down, but not stopping him.
However, police were in the vicinity when they got the call and were on the scene quickly.
The man was arrested at gunpoint within minutes only 150 metres from the bank he hit.
No weapon was produced in the robbery and none was found on the man.
The money was recovered.
Kevin Donald Power, 48, appeared in court Friday and was charged with robbery, uttering a death threat and wearing a disguise with intent (donning a mask for the afternoon holdup).
He will remain in custody until he appears in court again on Jan. 7.