RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit arrest Calgary male in string of bank robberies in multiple communities

Calgary, Alberta – On June 23, 2020 the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit arrested a Calgary male who is alleged to have committed seven separate robberies that occurred between August of 2019 – April 2020.

The Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit with assistance from numerous RCMP Detachments as well as partner agencies, conducted an investigation over the past several months into a series of robberies that were targeted at banks in the southern part of Alberta. These incidents occurred in Granum, Caroline, Vauxhall (on two separate occasions), Trochu, Calgary and Magrath.

On June 23, 2020 Jesse Damond Morton (44) of Calgary was arrested in Calgary in relation to these robberies. A search warrant was conducted at a storage locker resulting in the seizure of an SKS rifle and $2750 in US currency.

He has been charged with 21 offences some of which include:

• Robbery (x7)

• Wear a disguise during the commission of an offence (x7)

• Using a firearm during the commission of an offence (x2)

• Pointing a firearm

• Possession of a prohibited weapon

A search warrant was conducted at a storage locker resulting in the seizure of an SKS rifle and $2750 in US currency.
(RCMP) A search warrant was conducted at a storage locker resulting in the seizure of an SKS rifle and $2750 in US currency.

A judicial release hearing was conducted yesterday and Morton remains in custody and will be appearing in Airdrie Provincial Court on July 23, 2020.

SAD CRU would like to thank all the agencies involved, including support services, other police services, members of the public, and financial institutions.

BACKGROUND

September 13, 2019

Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigate bank robbery

Caroline, Alberta – On September 13, 2019, at approximately 10:30 am Rocky Mountain House RCMP received a call of a robbery at the ATB Financial in Caroline.

One male suspect entered the bank and demanded money. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. No one inside the bank was injured during the incident.
Rocky Mountain House RCMP conducted an extensive search for the suspect but they were unable to locate.

The male suspect is described as:

• 5’7”

• Stocky build

The suspect was wearing:

• Black Ball Hat

• Black Hoodie & Blue Shirt

• Safety Vest

• Dark Blue Jeans

• Black Shoes

• Brown or Burgundy Scarf

Rocky Mountain House RCMP and the General Investigation Section continue to investigate.

RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit



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