Edmonton Police lay charges in bank robbery; Looking for more witnesses

Edmonton, Alberta – Edmonton Police Service Robbery Section detectives have charged a male in connection with a bank robbery on Wednesday.

It was reported that at 2:10 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2020 a masked male entered the TD Bank located at 108 Street and 82 Avenue, produced a note while making threats and demanded cash.

The male escaped on foot with a small quantity of cash, attempting to hide in a nearby McDonalds restaurant on 109 Street at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Edmonton Bank Robbery Investigation
Edmonton Bank Robbery Investigation

Members of SW Division and the EPS Disruption Team responded to the area and located the male sitting at a table inside the McDonalds, where he was arrested without incident. Investigators were able to recover the stolen money from the bank robbery.

Detectives from Robbery Section also determined this accused is connected to two earlier robberies; one took place on Oct. 22 at another TD Bank and the other on Sept. 8 at a Canadian Western Bank between 2 and 2:30 p.m.

Leon Muskwa, 54, is charged with robbery (x3) and disguised with intent (x2)

Police are still seeking additional information on these robberies and would like to speak with any witnesses who were present at or around the time of the robberies. Detectives are particularly interested in speaking with patrons of the McDonalds on Oct. 28 at 109 Street and 84 Avenue, who may have seen a male acting suspiciously between 2:30-2:45 p.m. inside the restaurant.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: R20R006

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