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Two arrested in Grimsby bank robbery investigation

Both accused responsible for several bank robberies throughout southern Ontario, police say
02-28-2019 TN Grimsby bank robbery
Photo provided by Niagara Regional Police

In collaboration with the Durham Regional Police Service, Niagara Regional Police have identified suspects as being responsible for this incident. Investigators have further linked the subjects with two other bank robberies that occurred in February 2019.

Twenty-one-year-old Michael Christopher of Etobicoke has been charged with one count of robbery. A 16-year-old young offender from Mississauga has also been charged with robbery.

Investigation determined that both accused were responsible for several bank robberies throughout southern Ontario during the same time frame. Both males are facing several counts of robbery in various jurisdictions (Grimsby, Kitchener, York Region, Durham Region, Barrie and an attempted bank robbery in Hamilton.)

Both accused were arrested by Durham Regional Police Service and are currently before the courts.

Original release:

On Wednesday, Feb. 27 at approximately 1:15 p.m., 8 District (Grimsby) uniform officers were called to a financial institution on Main Street West in Grimsby following the report of a robbery. Investigation has revealed that two males went into the bank [and] demanded cash from bank employees. A quantity of cash was obtained.

No injuries were reported and no weapon was used in the commission of the offence.

The suspects were described as both being light-skinned black males, wearing black athletic wear. Both males wore hoods and coverings over their faces.

Shortly thereafter, Niagara Regional Police officers responded to a motor vehicle collision on the QEW near Casablanca Boulevard where two males were seen fleeing north towards Lake Ontario near Winston Road. The males, believed to be connected to the earlier robbery, were seen to have facial injuries. Numerous officers attended the area, however the suspects have not been located.