NORTH DUNDAS — Police arrested an Ottawa man shortly after the Scotiabank branch in South Mountain was robbed this morning.
Nobody was injured when the lone male entered the branch around 11 a.m. and confronted a teller with a demand for money. The suspect fled with a quantity of cash in a pick-up truck, which police intercepted on Kerrs Ridge Road, arresting 36-year-old Jason Boldrick of Ottawa without incident.
He’s charged with: Robbery; Disguise with Intent; and Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon (pepper spray).
A neighbour told Nation Valley News an officer had come to the door asking if she had seen a black pick-up truck, shortly after the incident. She said the SD&G OPP descended on scene with three cruisers — two marked, one unmarked — and a white van as events initially unfolded. She remarked that the same branch had been the target of an attempted robbery not very long ago — in December 2015.
A lone police cruiser remained on scene shortly before 5 p.m. as an officer continued to gather evidence and information from residents, carrying a clipboard or tablet as he walked along the road.
Boldrick was held in custody pending a bail appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cornwall.
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