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article imageOntario police nab two bank robbers Saturday Special

By KJ Mullins     Sep 7, 2010 in Crime
Brampton - Peel Police have arrested a pair of Toronto teenagers alleged to have robbed three banks this summer. The arrests occurred a brazen robbery of not just a bank but a young boy selling candy bars for charity.
"The suspects made a path of destruction this summer," Constable Adam Minnion said during a phone interview this morning.
The two suspects robbed a 12-year-old Saturday morning at the plaza at 66 Quarry Edge Drive in Brampton before entering the Scotia Bank in the same plaza at 10:05 am.
When the suspects entered the bank one brandished a handgun and demanded money. The two fled in a stolen car after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was injured in the two robberies on Saturday.
"Shem Kerr, 18, of Toronto has been charged with a total of 26 robbery and gun related charges," Constable Adam Minnion said, "The other suspect can not be identified because of his age. He is a 17-year-old male from Toronto. He is also facing a total of 26 charges for robbery and firearms. Both suspects are being charged for the handgun that was used in Saturday's robbery."
Minnion said that the suspects were arrested shortly after the robbery and that the money was recovered in full and returned to the bank. The gun used during the robbery was seized by Peel Regional Police.
The suspects are also thought to be responsible for the August 18 bank robbery in York Region in Vaughn and a June 12 bank robbery in the city of Toronto.
Witness Malcolm Prier who went to the bank shortly after the robbery said that there were three squad cars at the scene.
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