Kingston Police make arrest in cold case bank robbery

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A break in a bank robbery case that took place in 2003 has led to the arrest of local man, according to Kingston Police.

The 16-year-old cold case began on May 28, 2003, when the accused man entered the Scotia Bank location at 863 Princess Street at approximately 11:17 a.m. On that date, the accused man proceeded to a teller and demanded cash. The teller complied, and handed the accused man money with a red dye pack. The accused man then fled the scene, and no one was injured during the incident.

Over the years, police received various tips, and after an extensive investigation, were able to identify the accused man as being the original suspect in the robbery.

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, further investigation led police to locating the accused at an address in downtown Kingston. Police arrested the accused man and placed him in custody at 3:25 p.m. that day. He was later released with a future court date.

The 41-year-old Kingston man was charged with robbery with threats of violence.

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