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Alleged bank robber wrecks car, gets busted in Toronto area

By KJ Mullins     Feb 20, 2011 in Crime
Toronto - On Thursday afternoon York Regional Police were called to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce at 12943 Highway 27 in the Township of King after a man had reportedly robbed the establishment.
A man disguised in a balaclava demanded that the teller at the CIBC fill a large bag with cash. After being handed the bag from the teller the suspect fled the area in a vehicle.
The police were notified immediately with a description of the suspect vehicle that was last seen northbound on Highway 27.
An officer spotted the vehicle in the area of Highway 400 and Cityview Boulevard. An attempt to stop the vehicle was ignored by the suspect resulting in a short pursuit on Highway 400. The suspect lost control of the vehicle on the on-ramp to Highway 401. He was apprehended by the pursuing officer.
After being treated for minor injuries the suspect was taken to the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit. A quantity of cash was located within the vehicle.
Nicola Battista, 46, of Toronto has been charged with robbery, disguise with intent, dangerous driving and flight from police.
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