Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Bonnie & Clyde Busted

by Kelly Hayes - Story: 25853Jan. 15, 2007 Castanet
Bonnie and Clyde might be an appropriate label for these two alleged bank robbers. Vernon RCMP report that a man and woman wanted in connection with a bank robbery have been arrested and would appear to be responsible for a string of robberies across the country. The Vernon downtown robbery occurred on August 25, 2006 at the Bank of Nova Scotia. The case remained unsolved up until recently when the couple was pulled over for speeding in Kenora, Ontario.

They were driving a stolen car that had just been involved in a bank robbery. Upon further investigation, police discovered the same couple was responsible for more than 20 bank robberies in Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Kamloops, Vernon, Penticton, Kelowna, Winnipeg and Kenora.

“The string of robberies commenced when they left Ottawa in early August and ended with the arrest in Kenora on September 5th, 2005. For some five weeks they traveled the country, funding their drug addictions by robbing banks,” says Vernon Corporal Henry Proce. Proce says the man would rob the banks and woman would provide the note and drive the getaway car. The male suspect’s name is Dean Joubert, 45, of Ottawa. The woman has not been charged yet.

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