Calgary, AB,

Charges laid in six-year-old bank robbery

The Calgary Police Service Robbery Unit has charged two individuals in relation to a bank robbery that occurred six years ago.

At approximately 7:20 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, a man went into the TD Bank located at 3012 17 Avenue S.E., after a staff member unlocked the main door.

The suspect brandished a handgun and forced staff members to open the vault. He was able to access a substantial quantity of cash before locking staff members in the vault and leaving the bank. No one was injured, but the robbery left staff extremely shaken and had a significant impact on their lives.

On Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, the Calgary Police Service issued a call for public assistance in the case. As a result of media coverage and public assistance, charges have been laid against the following individuals:

Shaun Alexander FOLK, 39, of Calgary is charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of forcible confinement, one count of possession of a weapon or imitation in the commission of an offence, and one count of being masked during the commission of an offence. FOLK was also arrested on an outstanding suspension of parole warrant. FOLK has been remanded in custody; his next court appearance is Monday, Apr. 27, 2015.

Marina MAKRIDES, 36, of Sydney, Nova Scotia is charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of forcible confinement. MAKRIDES was arrested on Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 by members of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service on Canada-wide warrants issued by the Calgary Police Service. She was returned to Calgary on Saturday, Apr. 11, 2015 and remains in custody. Her next court date is Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015. 

The Calgary Police Service wishes to thank media and the public for assisting with this request.