The Royal Bank Revisited
September 7, 1951, the Royal Bank was subject to a bizarre daytime
holdup by two Vancouver men wearing masks. At approximately 2
p.m. two men from Vancouver, Peter Melnyk and John Hunter, stole
a green ford sedan from outside the Technical Collegiate in Saskatoon.
The two thieves drove the stolen car to Broadway’s Royal
Bank, a few minutes before 3 p.m. (closing time for the bank).
They were wearing blue overalls and light brown stocking masks
with holes for eyes; each was brandishing a revolver. A total
of $10, 731 was stolen by the two armed men who then fled west
on Tenth Street.