Police make arrest in connection with armed robberies across Western Canada

Suspect arrested Friday at motel in Grande Prairie, Alta; nine financial institutions were hit since Dec. 1, including one in Vernon Dec. 9

A man is in custody in northern Alberta in connection with a series of robberies at financial institutions across Western Canada, including the Interior Savings Credit Union in Vernon in December.

The 26-year-old suspect was arrested without incident Friday afternoon at a motel in Grande Prairie, Alta.

Grande Prairie RCMP say the suspect is of no fixed address, but police will not release his name at this time.

“The RCMP will provide the next update on Monday regarding the charges the male is to face, along with his name, and the location, date and time of his next court appearance,” states an RCMP press release.

No other details are being released at this time.

Police had issued a plea for the public’s help in identifying a suspect believed responsible for armed robberies at nine financial institutions across Western Canada.

The latest robbery was on Wednesday in Dawson Creek, about 90 minutes from Grande Prairie.