Calgary, AB,

Fourth person charged in November bank robbery

The Calgary Police Service has charged a fourth person in relation to a bank robbery that occurred on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.

Kenza BELAKZIZ, 20, of Calgary, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a firearm, and six counts of robbery using a firearm.

At the time of the robbery BELAKZIZ was an employee of the Bank of Montreal which was robbed.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.

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At approximately 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, police were called to the Bank of Montreal in the 2300 block of 4 Street S.W., for reports of a robbery at the bank.

Containment was set up to ensure the safety of those nearby, while officers determined if any suspects remained in the bank.

It is believed the suspects may have used firearms during the offence and that the staff remained locked within a room inside the bank during the robbery.

Three men fled the scene. They were each located nearby and taken into custody without incident.

Employees of the bank were safely evacuated at approximately 9 p.m., and the Victim Assistance Unit was called out to provide support. No major injuries occurred as a result of this incident, however, one victim did have a minor injury and was assessed by EMS.

Lucas Wayne WINDSOR, 21, Saleem Obaid NASERY, 21, and Matthew Alexis VALDES, 23, all of Calgary, have each been charged with:

  • One count of disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence
  • Seven counts of forcible confinement
  • Seven counts of robbery using a firearm
  • One count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

They will next appear in court on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

The investigation continues by the Robbery Unit and anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637
Case #14465791