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Moorefield bank robbery part of broad investigation

Still at large - Security camera footage shows suspects in a March 13 bank robbery entering the Moorefield RBC bank branch.  Submitted photo

Moorefield bank robbery part of broad investigation

MOOREFIELD - An investigation by several police services into a series of unsolved bank robberies, including one here last spring, is continuing.

An Oct. 25 press release indicated the West Region OPP Crime Unit is continuing an investigation into five area bank robberies.

Detective inspector Randy Gaynor of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, is leading the investigation, along with members of the York Regional Police Service and Niagara Regional Police Service.

On March 13, two suspects entered the RBC branch in Moorefield wearing disguises and left with a quantity of cash.

One was dressed in dark clothing with a white scarf covering his face; the other was dressed in dark clothing wearing a Nike ball cap and a red bandana covering face.

Other robberies under investigation include:

- March 7, two suspects entered a CIBC branch in Markham wearing disguises and left with a quantity of cash. One was dressed in a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey track pants, a grey face covering, and a dark baseball cap; the other was dressed in a black hooded jacket, black pants and a grey face covering;

- March 8, two suspects entered a TD branch in Fonthill wearing disguises and left with a quantity of cash. One was dressed in a green sweater, dark pants, dark sunglasses and a red bandana face covering; the other was wearing a grey sweater, baseball cap and had a white face covering;

- March 29, two suspects entered an RBC branch in Embro wearing disguises and left with a quantity of cash. One was wearing a grey and black striped sweater with a dark hood covering the face and blue gloves; the other was wearing a red Adidas sweater with a yellow hood, dark face covering and orange gloves; and

- April 6, two suspects entered an RBC branch in Scotland wearing disguises and left with a quantity of cash. One was wearing a grey shirt, grey baseball cap, with a black hood covering his face and blue gloves; the other was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with a dark face covering.

At each of the robberies, the suspects were carrying a firearm, police state.

The Canadian Bankers Association announced on Aug. 1 that it is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the robberies.

For more information on the reward, contact Malcolm Chivers, director of corporate security, at mchivers@cba.ca or 416-362-6093 ext. 330.  

The OPP is reminding the public the suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who may know the identity or whereabouts of the suspects or who may come into contact with them should not approach them. Instead, contact the police immediately by calling 9-1-1.

A dedicated tip line has been set up for this investigation. Anyone with information can call 1-855-677-4636 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

 

November 9, 2018

 
 

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