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Arrest in 2023 Oakville Scotiabank Robbery: One Suspect in Custody

In a recent development, a suspect has been apprehended in connection with the 2023 Oakville Scotiabank robbery. Thomas Penasse-Stanley, 21, is currently in custody. Police are still investigating the second suspect and are asking the public for assistance.

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Arrest in 2023 Oakville Scotiabank Robbery: One Suspect in Custody

Arrest in 2023 Oakville Scotiabank Robbery: One Suspect in Custody

In a startling turn of events, a Stoney Creek man has been apprehended in connection with the 2023 Oakville Scotiabank robbery. The suspect, Thomas Penasse-Stanley, 21, was arrested by HRPS investigators on February 8, 2024, and is currently in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

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A Year After the Oakville Scotiabank Robbery

On January 17, 2023, two individuals stormed into the Oakville Scotiabank and demanded cash from employees without using weapons. The suspects, who hopped onto the counters during the robbery, left the scene without causing any injuries. However, the incident left the community in shock and local law enforcement on high alert.

Arrest and Charges

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Over a year later, on February 8, 2024, HRPS investigators successfully arrested Thomas Penasse-Stanley, a 21-year-old man from Stoney Creek. Penasse-Stanley was charged with Robbery and Disguise with Intent for his alleged involvement in the 2023 Oakville Scotiabank robbery. He is currently being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Ongoing Investigation and Appeal for Information

Police investigations are still ongoing, and no charges have been laid against the second suspect. The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is urging anyone with information about the robbery or the second suspect to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

As the community reels from the latest developments in the Oakville Scotiabank robbery case, it is a stark reminder that the pursuit of justice is relentless and unyielding. The HRPS continues to work diligently to ensure that all those involved are held accountable for their actions.

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