Ottawa police have charged a man in connection with a dozen bank robbery investigations.

On Monday, Ottawa police responded to three separate bank robberies in a two-hour span beginning at 10:41 a.m. and ending at 12:45 p.m.

In all three cases, a lone male passed a note making a demand for cash and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Police located a vehicle of interest after the third robbery and arrested two males. They later released the driver of the vehicle from custody without charge.

Police have linked a male to 12 bank robberies, including the Scotiabank at Herongate Mall and the Bank of Montreal on Montreal Road on May 21; the Scotiabank on McCarthy Road on May 27; the CIBC on Lorry Greenberg Drive on June 1; the Royal Bank on Bank Street on June 3; the Royal Bank on Centrepointe Drive on June 4; two Bank of Montreal branches on June 10; the Scotiabank at Herongate Mall last Saturday and a Scotiabank, Caisse Populaire and a Bank of Montreal on Monday.

Roy Harb, 19, appeared in court Tuesday to faces 15 counts of robbery, 15 counts of uttering threats and 12 counts of wearing a disguise.

Anyone with information should call 613-236-1222 ext. 5116.

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