Police have released the identity of the man arrested in connection with a string of bank robberies stretching from the GTA through the Quinte area and on to Kingston.
As we reported Sunday, Durham Regional Police confirmed that a man closely matching the description of the so called Jay Walking Bandit was arrested at the Trenton On Route Friday after someone robbed a bank in Bowmanville that morning and then one in Cobourg at around the noon hour.
The Jay Walking Bandit was known for robbing banks with a Blue Jays ball hat on and then casually walking away from the robbery scenes.
Durham Region police confirm 30-year-old Tristan Marois Drouin from Quebec is charged with eight counts of armed robbery and was held for a bail hearing.
The rash of robberies began in August and include: National Bank, 2628 Princess Street, Kingston on August 25th, 2016 at 2:10 p.m.
BMO, 1 Spadina Rd, Richmond Hill on Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 4:15 p.m.
RBC 36 Dundas St, East, Napanee, on Thursday September 29th, 2016 at 2:37 p.m.
RBC 549 King St East, Oshawa, on Saturday October 15th, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.
RBC 112 Dundas St West, Trenton, On Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 1:56 p.m.
Anyone with information into these incidents is asked to contact Durham’s Major Crime Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355. Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.