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Bank robbery suspect in custody

A Merville man suspected of robbing banks in Comox and Campbell River is in custody.

Comox Valley RCMP arrested the 25-year-old following an extensive investigation that included tips from the public.

The man, whose name was not released, was arrested Dec. 13, after Mounties executed a search warrant at an undisclosed address.

According to police, on Dec. 9, around 9:55 a.m., a man wearing a disguise entered the Coastal Community Credit Union in Comox. He approached a teller, said he had a gun and fled with some cash.

Around 2:15 p.m., in Campbell River, a suspect with a similar description robbed the Bank of Montreal (BMO) on Shoppers Row. Once again, the robber fled the scene before police arrived.

Mounties continue to investigate both robberies.

The man under arrest has been charged with two counts of robbery and has agreed to remain in custody. He’s due to appear in Courtenay provincial court on Jan. 2.

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