On March 12, 2016, just after 3:30PM, a bank in the 700 block of Royal Oak Drive was robbed.
A lone male entered the bank, approached a teller, and demanded money. No weapon was produced, and after receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled out of the bank and jumped into a car that was waiting for him outside the bank.
Saanich Police were quickly on scene and located the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, 46 year old Trevor Thurston, was arrested and is facing one count of robbery. The passenger managed to escape apprehension at that time.
On March 13, 2016 Saanich Police were able to identify, locate and arrest the passenger. A 27 year old Saanich man, who has had prior contact with Police, is facing one count of Robbery and will appear before the courts later today.
“We’re very pleased to announce the second male in this robbery has been located and arrested in such a short period of time.” A/Sgt. Jereme Leslie said. “This is a great example of outstanding coordinated Police work done by our Patrol Officers, Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification Officers.”
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