Vancouver man faces 12 charges after alleged bank robbery spree

May 29 2018, 3:01 am

A 46-year-old man is facing 12 charges in connection with an alleged spree of robberies that took place at several financial institutions in Burnaby, Vancouver, and Coquitlam.

Burnaby RCMP has arrested Sean Bishop of Vancouver. Bishop was identified by investigators as a suspect in a robbery that took place on February 23, 2018, at a Burnaby financial institution and police issued a warrant for his arrest.

Between February 24 and April 26, Bishop went on to commit 11 more robberies at banks in Burnaby, Vancouver, and Coquitlam before being arrested on May 3.

“The strategic coordination of information between partner agencies played a significant role in the success of this investigation,” said Cpl. Daniela Panesar of Burnaby RCMP, in a release. “This is a great example of the work the Burnaby RCMP Robbery Unit does on a daily basis to ensure people committing crime in Burnaby are held accountable.”

Bishop will appear in court on May 30.

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