Male arrested in bank robbery investigation

Central Robbery Bureau investigators arrested and charged a 22-year-old male in relation to two Brampton bank robberies.

At approximately 9:16 a.m. on Aug. 22, the suspect entered a TD Canada Trust branch located in north Brampton. He approached the victim, a 64-year-old Brampton man, who was standing at the counter making a cash deposit. The suspect put the victim in a headlock and held a gun to his head demanding money. The victim complied and the suspect fled the bank on foot. The victim was not injured during the incident.

At approximately 10:02 a.m. on Aug. 22, the suspect entered an RBC branch located in north Brampton. After speaking to a bank teller about opening a new account, he retrieved a black handgun and made a demand for money. The suspect then grabbed a customer, a 50-year-old Toronto man, around the neck and pointed the handgun at him demanding more money. The teller complied and the suspect fled the bank on foot. There were no injuries sustained in the incident.

With the assistance of the community and media outlets, police were able to arrest and charge Sean Demeritte with two counts of robbery and two counts of using an imitation firearm while committing an offence. He was held for a bail hearing on Aug. 28.

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