In total, he robbed seven banks between Toronto and Belleville over a two month period.
The timeline of what happened in Belleville:
On March 10, 2016, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Bayfield entered Quinte Secondary School. He was captured on video surveillance entering the school hallway with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun at approximately 2:07 p.m.
Once inside the hallway, he fired two shots. One of the bullets travelled through a metal door and into a locker, the other lodged in the wall.
The shooting was intended to divert the police to the school while Bayfield robbed a nearby bank. Approximately seven minutes after the shooting, Bayfield entered the RBC located at 241 Front Street in Belleville, Ontario. He donned a balaclava immediately after entering.
Bayfield was armed with a black handgun and told the teller, “This is a robbery. This is a real gun, this is not a toy. Do you want me to show you?” He demanded money and said if the alarm was triggered he would shoot someone. He further stated “Your life isn’t worth it. Give me what I want.” The teller complied and gave him $2,995. He threatened to shoot the financial manager and pointed his gun at him. Bayfield demanded to be taken to the vault, however, he could not access any of the money there. He fled into a back alley. Again, he was captured on video surveillance and was readily identifiable.
Once caught, he confessed to his role in the robberies and according to submissions made in court, Bayfield had planned to retire from robbing banks after a robbery in North Bay.
Prior to these robberies, Bayfield had no criminal history.
He said he committed the robberies in order to gather $15,000 to pay off various debts.