Five people, including two teenagers, were arrested following a film-worthy bank robbery on Tuesday in Woodstock, near London, Ontario.
According to what Peel Regional Police said on Wednesday, four suspects drove into a city bank in the middle of the afternoon driving a vehicle that had been previously stolen the day before in Brampton.
Wielding a pistol that ultimately turned out to be a fake weapon, one of the suspects held customers and staff members at bay, while his accomplices restrained those present at the scene with tie-wraps (Ty- Rap). A client was struck with the weapon during the events, sustaining a minor injury.
Their dirty work completed, the four thugs stole an unspecified amount of money before taking the car with the aid of a second vehicle driven by a fifth person.
However, just two hours after the theft, Peel Regional Police located the stolen vehicle in Mississauga, some 120 km from Woodstock. The police then had only to pick up the five suspects.
Two 19-year-old men, Anthony Mitchell and Elijah Cromwell, along with the two teenagers, 14 and 16, face charges of theft, using an imitation firearm, disguising themselves for the purpose of committing a crime and having in their possession stolen property.
The fifth suspect, Daphne Tran, 21, faces only one charge of theft.
All were to appear Wednesday for their release investigation.