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Police on hunt for bank robbers

Calgary police are seeking public assistance for information regarding six unsolved bank robberies in the city.

Calgary police are seeking public assistance for information regarding six unsolved bank robberies in the city.

The six offences were committed between Feb. 7 and Aug. 12. Five of them occurred at TD Canada Trust outlets, with the sixth at First Calgary Savings and Credit Union.

Det. Stu Keown said it is hard to speculate why TD Canada Trust locations are being targeted.

“The obvious answer is that TD Canada Trust is open a lot later than some of the other banks,” he said. “Sheer access makes it easier to rob.”

Police believe none of the robberies or individuals are connected, but they do have similarities to each other. Five of the six thefts were committed by “note-passing bank robbers,” said Keown.

“Even though the robberies themselves are non-violent, you never know what you are going to get,” he said.

However, Keown added there is reason to believe the fourth suspect, responsible for the robbery of the TD Canada Trust in the 1600 block of 14 Avenue NW on June 29, may be the same person who robbed the Brentwood Road TD bank on May 1, 2008.

 
 
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