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.

Just Posted

Budget surpasses $3m for ‘absolutely necessary’ Lubbe Dam work

Reservoir represents about 30 per cent of the total storage in the Goldstream Water Supply System

Langford mayor says City threatened during meeting over speculation tax

Stew Young says he wants Langford exempt from tax

Crown to appeal acquittal of Victoria masseur accused of sexual assault

BC Prosecution Service review of the ruling found ‘the judgment revealed errors of fact and law’

Bike thief steals elderly man’s electric-assist bike

Bicycle is a black Raleigh Sprite IE Electric stolen from 600-block of Toronto Street

Unruly passenger forces Victoria-bound flight to divert to Calgary

Police say charges are pending against a woman in her 40s

What are the worst parking spots in Victoria?

We are looking for the worst places in the city to park and need your opinion

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered B.C. girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

Explosion sends B.C. firefighter to hospital

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance

Tribunal rejects bid to recoup ICBC costs after crash deemed 100-per-cent his fault

Ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola expected to set sail this summer

Its first in-service route will sail in central coast waters on May 18, 2019.

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Most Read