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Suspected bank robber busted

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A 38-year-old man was arrested Thursday evening for his suspected involvement in the robbery of five downtown financial institutions between April 2 and 17.

In each case, a lone male concealing his identity obtained an undisclosed amount of cash after presenting a teller with a note demanding money.

The suspect was located and arrested in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday evening at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Armand James Dubois, 38, of Winnipeg faces five counts of robbery and five counts of disguise with intent. He was also processed on an outstanding Canada Wide Warrant of apprehension and suspension.
Dubois was detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.

Arrest made following blaze

Early Thursday morning emergency personnel helped the male occupant of a building on the 500 block of Langside Street escape a fire.

He was not injured in the fire, damage from which was estimated at $70,000.00.

Later, Division 11 police arrested the man, whom they say was residing at the house, but not its owner.

Gaelan Campbell Seames Melvin 26 years has been charged with Arson Causing Damage to Property for his alleged involvement.
Melvin was detained at the Provincial Remand Centre.


Updated on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM CDT: Spelling error corrected

2:14 PM: adds info about suspect

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