Man Charged Following Two Gunpoint Bank Robberies in Brampton

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A man is facing charges in connection with two bank robberies in Brampton.

Peel police say that on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at approximately 9:16 a.m., the suspect allegedly entered a TD branch in north Brampton and approached a 64 year-old Brampton man who was making a cash deposit.

Police allege that the suspect put the victim in a head lock and held a gun to his head, demanding money.

Police say the victim agreed to the demands and was not injured.

The suspect reportedly fled the bank on foot.

Police also allege that on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at approximately 10:02 a.m., the suspect entered an RBC branch in north Brampton and, after speaking to a bank teller about opening a new account, retrieved a black handgun and demanded money.

Police say the suspect then grabbed a 50 year-old Toronto man around the neck and pointed the handgun at him, demanding more money.

The teller complied and the suspect fled the bank on foot.

No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

Police say officers have arrested and charged 22-year-old Sean Demeritte with two counts of robbery and two counts of using an imitation firearm while committing an offence.

The accused was held for a bail hearing on August 28, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3410.

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