Police lay charges in two bank robberies
Winnipeg police are looking for suspects after a bank in the 800 block of Empress was robbed on Aug. 30.
Published Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:39AM CST
Last Updated Monday, September 3, 2012 10:28AM CST
Winnipeg police have laid charges against a 31-year-old man after two banks were robbed within two days of each other.
Just before 2 p.m. on Aug. 30 a man went into a bank in the 800 block of Empress Street and demanded cash from a teller, telling her he had a weapon, police said.
The woman handed over the cash and the suspect fled.
Then on Sept. 1 around 1:30 p.m. a man went into a bank in the 2200 block of McPhillips Street and demanded cash from a teller. Again the man indicated he had a weapon and was able to leave the bank with cash, police said.
No one was injured in either robbery.
Police said after an investigation by the major crimes unit and the forensic identification section, they identified a suspect.
Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday officers arrested Geoffrey Wayne Bennett.
Bennett, 31, is now facing two counts of robbery.