Accused armed robbers picked up in Limoges, Kemptville

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Limoges man picked up for bank robberies

LIMOGES – Russell County OPP have arrested a local man who faces a slew of charges in connection with a pair of armed bank robberies at Caisse Populaire Trillium locations in Hammond and Limoges earlier this winter.

Police say Enrique Elpidio Garcia, 33, of Limoges is accused of: two counts of Robbery Using Firearm; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000; two counts of Disguise with Intent; Carry concealed weapon; Careless Use of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition; seven counts of Pointing a Firearm; and two counts of Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.

The heists took place on Jan. 25 and Feb. 15, respectively at the Hammond and Limoges branches at approximately the same time in both instances (5:45 and 5:35 p.m.). In both cases, a masked male entered the financial institution with a weapon and demanded money, then fled on foot after receiving an undisclosed sum. No one was injured.

Twenty-six-year-old nabbed in Kemptville

KEMPTVILLE — Grenville County OPP have arrested a Kemptville man in connection with a convenience store robbery in that town last month.

Police say the accused, Reilly Paul Grootjans, 25, was held in custody for a March 6 bail hearing at the Brockville Court. He was charged with:  robbery with weapon; wearing a disguise with the intent to commit an indictable offence of robbery; possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

At 2:15 a.m. on Feb. 16, a masked male armed with a knife and wearing dark clothing entered the Quickie and Pioneer Gas Bar on Rideau Street and stole cigarettes, cash and lottery tickets. No one was injured.


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