Man charged in connection with eight bank robberies
The Calgary Police Service Robbery Unit has arrested and charged a man in connection with eight bank robberies occurring from August 2014 to January 2015.
On Monday, June 29, 2015, Abdulrizak Osman JEYTE, 29, of the Ottawa area, was arrested and charged without incident. JEYTE, who was wanted on Canada-Wide warrants, is charged with eight counts of robbery.
The dates and locations of the robberies are:
- At approximately 1:40 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at the CIBC located in the 3600 block on 17 Avenue S.E.
- At approximately 9:45 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the Scotiabank located in the 1400 block of 17 Avenue S.W.
- At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at the Scotiabank located in the 8700 block of Macleod Trail S.W.
- At approximately 9:50 a.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the CIBC located in the 4600 block of Bow Trail S.W.
- At approximately 3:10 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the CIBC located in the 10000 block of Southport Road S.W.
- At approximately 10:40 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at the CIBC located at 2000 block of 16 Avenue N.W.
- At approximately 11:10 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at the Scotiabank located in the 2000 block of 33 Avenue S.W.
- At approximately 1:30 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at the Scotiabank located in the 1900 block of Southland Drive S.W.
In each of these incidents, JEYTE posed as a customer and waited in line to be served. Once called upon by the teller, he would produce a robbery note, collect an undisclosed amount of money and leave the bank. No one was injured during these robberies.
JEYTE’s next court appearance is on Monday, July 6, 2015, at 9 a.m.
The Calgary Police Service would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance in this matter.