BRAMPTON, OCTOBER 24: An Indian-origin man has been arrested in relation to two bank robberies in Brampton, Canada, Peel Regional Police said in a statement.
On Friday, 16 October 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a suspect entered a financial institution in the area of McLaughlin Road and Bovaird Drive in the City of Brampton. The suspect approached the teller and produced a handwritten note demanding money. The teller complied and turned over a quantity of Canadian Currency. The suspect exited the bank and was last seen fleeing on foot, the police said in the press release.
On October 21 at 12:44 p.m., the same suspect attended a financial institution located in the area of Highway 50 and Fogal Road in the City of Brampton. The suspect did the exact same thing here – he attended the teller and produced a handwritten note demanding money. The teller complied and turned over a quantity of Canadian Currency.
Through a detailed criminal investigation, the suspect was identified, said the police.
At 2:13 p.m., on October 21, a 25-year-old man Gaurav Jassal from Brampton was arrested and charged with two counts of Robbery and Wear Disguise with Intent.
Jassal was scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in the Brampton City for a bail hearing on Thursday, October 22, 2020, added the release.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3402. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.