Witness demands answers, calls for better mental health support following Saanich bank robbery

Shelli Fryer has spent the past six weeks feeling worried, isolated and overwhelmed. 

She was held hostage during a bank robbery in Saanich, B.C., on June 28. Since then, she’s struggled to find the emotional support needed to work through her trauma. 

“It’s hard. I am not really recovering,” she said. 

Fryer was sitting down for a meeting with the bank manager that day when she looked over and saw a man standing outside the door with a firearm. 

She watched as the robbery took place, discreetly calling 911 on her cellphone from the manager’s office.

A shootout with police followed, in which the two suspects were killed and six police officers were shot. 

Hostage recounts B.C.

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