A 40 year-old Whitby man has been arrested by Toronto Police and connected to the March 10th shooting at Quinte Secondary School and robbery at the downtown RBC bank.
At a press conference this afternoon, Inspector Mike Callaghan told media Zak Bayfield was picked up by Toronto Police yesterday, following a month-long investigation.
Belleville Police Inspector Mike Callaghan says it took a team effort to bring the suspect in, which included help from Toronto, Cobourg, York Regional and Halton regional Police as well.
Callaghan also credited the public for information they provided through the service’s dedicated tip line.
Bayfield appeared in Toronto court today and was remanded into custody.
In connection to incidents in Toronto, Markham and Burlington, he’s charged with five counts each of robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent, use of a firearm while committing an offense and careless use and storage of a firearm.
He’s also charged with a single count of robbery.
City police here have also tacked on another six similar charges, also including discharging a firearm with intent, pointing a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.