Durham Police arrest two in bank robbery


Durham: Two teenagers have been taken into custody and a third outstanding suspect is sought by
police after an armed bank robbery took place in Durham Region on Monday afternoon.
Durham Regional Police said two suspects entered a Scotiabank branch on Highway 2 in
Courtice at around 1 p.m. Officers allege the suspects were armed with handguns at the time.
Before fleeing the scene, the suspects allegedly made a demand for an unknown amount of
The suspect vehicle was located by police heading onto Highway 401 at Stevenson Road in
Oshawa. Officers managed to stop the suspect vehicle by boxing it in, but multiple police
cruisers were then struck as the suspect vehicle fled the area.
Investigators said a Durham officer discharged a firearm at this time but no injuries were
The suspect vehicle then headed westbound on Highway 401 before losing control and landing
in a ditch near Salem Road in Ajax. Police said the three suspects then allegedly fled on foot
into a “wooded area.”
Footage captured by the CP24 chopper at the time showed police officers and members of the
canine unit searching the area where the vehicle was abandoned.
Durham Regional Police Const. George Tudos confirmed to CP24 at around 5 p.m. on Monday
that two of the three suspects had been taken into custody in connection with this investigation.
He also said a handgun and a replica firearm were seized.
An 18-year- old and 17-year- old male arrested in connection with the case were located hiding in
an Ajax residential neighbourhood in the area of Miles Drive and Wicks Drive, police said.
No charges have been laid.
“We’re currently still seeking a third suspect and we have set up another perimeter and we’re
going to be searching the area once again in efforts to try to locate a third suspect,” Tudos said.
The third suspect has been described as a black male with a thin build standing six-feet tall.

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