Suspect arrested in string of Ontario, B.C. bank robberies

Man holds up downtown Royal Bank, nabbed later in day by VicPD

Victoria Police detectives arrested a man wanted for multiple bank robberies across Canada after he held up a Royal Bank in the 1000-block of Douglas St.

Officers were called around 8 a.m. after a man entered the bank and demanded cash from a teller. He received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled, Const. Mike Russell said.

The suspect was identified as a parolee on the run from outstanding warrants in Ontario, where he was wanted for other bank robberies.

VicPD officers arrested a 48-year-old Toronto man in the 800-block of Colville Rd. around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

“This is a great example of police agencies across Canada co-operating to put this robber back behind bars,” said Det. Lori Beauvais.

The suspect was held in custody and made his first court appearance today on one charge of robbery.

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