Local man charged after bank robbery in downtown Kingston

The suspect responsible for the bank robbery at the Scotiabank near the old traffic circle was caught and arrested the same day as the robbery.

According to Kingston Police, the accused 36-year-old male entered the Scotiabank located at 863 Princess Street at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The man handed a threatening note demanding money to a teller at the bank.

“Quick work by responding officers and investigators resulted in identifying the accused,” police said in a press release.

Investigators found that the accused male was waiting to be picked up at Kingston Mills Locks. At approximately 6:25 p.m., the accused walked out from behind trees and bushes towards an unmarked cruiser at that location. The Kingston man is charged with robbery and breach of probation.

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