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article imageCanada's 'most notorious' bank robber extradited from Switzerland

By Marcus Hondro     Feb 29, 2016 in Crime
A man who had run off to Europe after an alleged string of bank robberies in Canada has been extradited back to that country and will face charges. Known as "The Vaulter," he's a suspect in 21 Ontario bank robberies.
Bank robber extradited
Jeffrey Shuman, 53, was arrested in September on an international warrant by plainclothes Swiss police in downtown Geneva and recently extradited back to Canada, where he is now behind bars. On Sunday, Feb. 28 Shuman appeared in a Newmarket, Ont. courtroom where he was remanded until March 11.
"Canada’s most notorious bank robber known as The Vaulter has been brought back to York Region,” a York Regional Police Services press release said.
Police press conference
Police said that while Shuman is alleged to have committed 21 robberies in Canada, he is not Canadian but a dual French-American citizen.
“We are very pleased that Canada’s most notorious bank robber has been returned to York Region to face the multiple charges against him,” York Police Chief Eric Jolliffe said.
"I would like to thank the investigators in our Hold-Up Unit and those in our partner agencies for their diligence and hard work over the past five years to bring this case to a successful conclusion," he added.
Police will hold a press conference on Tuesday and detail the multitude of charges Shuman will face. The conference will also provide information on the extradition process and among those speaking will be a security officer from the Canadian Banker's Association.
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