Jul 31, 2012 / 12:00 pm
Police in Vernon believe the man responsible for three bank robberies in the city in a seven month span is behind bars.
Officers with the Vernon Serious Crimes Unit took the 30-year-old man in custody Monday.
Spokesman Gord Molendyk says the suspect was identified through photos of each of the robberies posted on several media outlets.
The police then acted on a tip and started to make inquiries, soon after, the suspect to turn himself into the RCMP office and he was arrested without incident says Molendyk.
"The suspect, a Vernon resident, is expected to make a court appearance later today (Tuesday)."
Molendyk says police are recommending he remain in custody until his upcoming trial date.
Police believe the suspect is responsible for robberies at the Vantage One Credit Union (December 20, 2011), Bank Of Montreal (June 9, 2012) and HSBC (July 24, 2012).
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