Toronto Police Arrests a Suspect in TD Bank Robbery on St. Clair Ave. W.

Toronto Police has arrested one of the two suspects connected to the armed bank robbery in the city’s west end, which resulted in gunshot wounds to one of the employees and a customer as well. 26-years-old Andre Palmer, from Brampton, was taken under police custody on Monday, after which he was charged with armed robbery, attempted murder, aggravated assault and two counts of possession of stolen property.

Staff Insp. Mike Earl revealed that he is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday afternoon. Earl confirmed that Palmer is previously known to police, however he decline explain how. Earl alleged that Palmer was one of the suspects caught on camera, and identified through the footage, during the robbery while wearing a quilted North Face vest. Police is still in pursuit of the shooter. Earl explained that forensic evidence collected from the crime scene and a vehicle connected to the robbery led them to Palmer.

Earl stated that “at the time of Mr. Palmer’s arrest there was evidence on his person that linked him back to the bank robbery.” He elucidated that “we are reviewing Mr. Palmer’s associates and his past and hoping to come up with some leads.” Earl revealed that police received a bulk of information and helpful directions from public, as he stated that almost 50 tips were received, since the video footage of robbery was released to the public. Palmer was arrested in Brampton without incident.

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