Bank robber Murray Lafortune arrested in Hamilton

The Hamilton Police Service Break, Enter, Auto Theft and Robbery (BEAR) Unit, assisted by the Addressing Crime Trends In Our Neighbourhoods (ACTION) team members, arrested a man wanted for two bank robberies that happened in downtown Hamilton.

On Tuesday September 14th, 2010 at approximately 12:30 p.m. it is alleged that Murray LAFORTUNE, entered the Scotiabank located at 12 King St. E., approached the clerk and passed a note that indicated he was there to rob the bank. The clerk complied and LAFORTUNE fled the bank. On the following day, September 15th, 2010, at approximately 10:30 a.m.,

Murray LAFORTUNE entered the CIBC located at 1 King St. W. where he once again approached the clerk, passed a note indicating his intent to rob the bank. The clerk complied and he fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was mentioned or seen at the robberies.

The Hamilton Police Service BEAR Unit, with the assistance of ACTION continued to investigate and identified LAFORTUNE as the suspect involved in the robberies. He was arrested on September 15th at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the area of James St. S.

Charged: Murray LAFORTUNE, 41 yrs. of No Fixed Address
Charges: Robbery x 2
Fail to Comply with Undertaking x 2

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