Police Search for Suspect in Scotiabank Robbery (Updated)

Published on: 2015/09/24 - in Releases

Detectives from the Major Crime Unit are looking for assistance in identifying the male suspect in a robbery at the Scotiabank in Kingston earlier today (September 22nd).

September 23rd UPDATE – Kingston Police have announced: “At approximately 1:30 p.m. on September 23 Kingston Police attended a Kingston address and arrested a 39-year-old local man in relation to the Scotiabank robbery that occurred on September 22. He is in custody, will be charged with robbery-related offences and will be attending a bail hearing tomorrow. Thank you to everyone for their input and assistance.”

September 24th  UPDATE – Kingston Police have added to their initial release that Michael C. LAPOINTE, believed to be responsible for the robbery, was located and arrested at an apartment residence located at 16 Leroy Grant Drive. The apartment was held as an evidence scene while a search warrant was applied for.

The accused faces charges of Robbery, Weapons Dangerous and Wearing a Disguise. He will attend a bail hearing on September 24. Kingston Police wish to thank the public for their input and assistance in this matter.

At 3:38 p.m., a lone male approached a teller at the Scotiabank branch located at 863 Princess Street and demanded money while armed with a knife.

With a quantity of cash he fled northbound through the parking lot towards Concession Street and is believed to have fled on a bicycle. No one was physically injured during the robbery.

Uniform patrol members, followed by detectives and forensic identification officers, were dispatched to the bank, searched the immediate area with negative results and began processing the scene and taking witness statements.

The suspect is described as:

Male, Caucasian, thin build, late 20’s to early 30’s in age, wearing black athletic pants with white vertical stripe on the outer leg, a red Montreal Canadiens hooded sweater with a large “M” on the front centre and a smaller Canadiens on the lower right, a black and white ball cap and dark shoes. He appears to have reddish or light brown facial hair.

Anyone with information is please asked to contact Detective Adam McMullen at 613-549-4660 ext. 6281 or via email at amcmullen@kpf.ca.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Tips can also be left through the Kingston Police MyPD app that can be downloaded at www.kpf.ca, or via a private message to the Kingston Police Facebook Page.

Release source: Kingston Police on Facebook