Two bank robberies in Brampton Friday afternoon, Dec 29.
Two Mississauga teens are facing a number of charges after two Brampton banks were robbed within minutes.
Police Constable Bancroft Wright said the suspects pretended to have a weapon when they approached the teller, but no weapon was actually observed. They allegedly jumped the counter, stole an undetermined amount of money and fled.
Peel Regional Police are crediting the work of their police dogs, along with tactical and uniform officers who quickly responded to the bank robberies and tracked down the suspects.
Peel’s K9 and tactical units responded to the Chinguacousy Marketplace area Chinguacousy Road and Queen Street West just after 12 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, where the Scotiabank and Royal Bank of Canada branches were robbed.
There were no reported injuries.
Gareth Baugh, 19, and a 17-year-old male who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, both from Mississauga, have been charged with two counts each of robbery and one count each of wearing a disguise with the intent to commit a crime.
Brampton Branch of CIBC situated on Bovaird was robbed last week when 2 males fled the scene after robbery.
Anyone with information can call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3410 or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.