Kingston Police have made an arrest and laid charges against one man over a year after his alleged involvement in a bank robbery in the city’s west end.
The robbery occurred at approximately 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at the CIBC branch located at 785 Gardiners Road. The suspect that entered the bank brandished a small, black handgun and demanded money from the teller before fleeing the scene. According to police, the suspect got into a relatively new black Toyota CH-R, which was driven by a second male suspect. Police gathered witness statements and video surveillance footage at the time, which assisted in providing descriptors of the suspects. Police released information about the suspects the following day, asking for public assistance in identifying them. The incident is believed to be related to a robbery that occurred in Ottawa earlier the same day, police said. That robbery involved two males, both wielding handguns.
As a result of the ensuing investigation and collected witness statements, Kingston Police formed the grounds to charge Raheim Quincy Geddes, 24, of Gatineau in March of this year. Those charges are:
- Armed robbery
- Possession of a firearm without holding a licence
- Pointing a firearm
- Use of a firearm to commit and indictable offence
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possession of stolen property
According to Kingston Police, a warrant was obtained for Geddes’ arrest and, on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021, officers with the Joint Forces Repeat Offender and Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad located and arrested him in the Ottawa area without incident. Geddes was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, attended a bail hearing on Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021, and was subsequently remanded into custody at a detention centre to await his next court date.
Through this investigation, Kingston Police worked in a cooperative effort with the Ottawa Police Service. The Ottawa Robbery Unit is laying additional charges against Geddes for offences committed in their jurisdiction.
Kingston Police are still seeking information regarding the second suspect.
The second suspect, the driver who remained in the getaway vehicle during the robbery, is described as a Black male with a tall and slim stature.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Joel Fisher at 613-549-4660 at ext. 6338, or via email at [email protected].