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Police arrest suspect in Milton gunpoint bank robbery

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Police arrest suspect in Milton gunpoint bank robbery

A suspect is facing charges in connection with an alleged gunpoint bank robbery in Milton. 

Halton police say the robbery took place at the Royal Bank (RBC) located at 1055 Bronte Street South.

According to police, officers were called to the branch just before 6:00 pm on Jan. 22, 2020, after four masked suspects allegedly entered the bank with guns and forced customers to the ground before stealing personal items such as wallets and cell phones.

Police say the suspects also demanded cash from bank staff at gunpoint and fled the scene in an older model, blue hatchback vehicle. Police say the suspects fled northbound on Bronte Street South.

The vehicle has since been recovered by police.

No physical injuries were sustained during the robbery.

Police say that on Jan. 23, Nathaniel Mascoll, one of the suspects, was involved in a collision in the Barrie region while allegedly operating a stolen vehicle.

He was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Police say the accused was released to Halton police after the OPP said the same vehicle was involved in a Milton bank robbery the previous night.

Halton police say they have confirmed that the accused was one of three suspects in the robbery.

Police also allege he was responsible for other criminal offences in the Durham region on the morning of Jan. 23 and is a suspect in two previous attempted bank robberies in Toronto.

The accused has been charged with two counts of armed robbery using a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, theft under $5,000 and more. 

The accused has been held for bail and will appear in court today (Jan. 24). 

No other arrests in connection to this robbery have been made and police are still seeking additional suspects. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halton Regional Police Service Robbery Task Force Unit at 905 825 4747 ext. 2416 or Detective Michael Maltar at 905 825 4747 ext. 2417.

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