On the morning of August 26 at approximately 10 a.m., the Bank on Montreal on Market Street was robbed.

The robber walked up to a teller, passing a note informing them that it was a robbery, and demanding an amount of money.

After the robber left the bank, the Brantford Police Service was called in to investigate.

With the help of the Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constables, the police were able to apprehend the suspect within two hours.

The suspect, a 29-year-old Jordan Forbes, was held up in a nearby apartment building when police found him.

Forbes has since been connected to another robbery that happened just two days earlier at the TD Canada Trust bank just across the street from the BMO.

Forbes now faces charges of two counts of robbery and the possession of proceeds of crime.

“Generally, people who rob banks get caught a lot of the time,” said Insp. Scott Easto of the Brantford Police Service. “It’s not one of these types of crimes that has a low [chance of being solved], there is generally a lot of things in place that make it difficult to get away with it.”

According to Easto, Forbes had a record of robbing.

Nathanael Lewis

Nathanael Lewis is the Brantford Manager of Operations [BMO], based out of the WLUSP Brantford office. Before becoming the BMO, Nathanael was a volunteer with The Sputnik and eventually became the News Editor. He is currently in the Honours Journalism program at Laurier Brantford, looking to graduate in 2016. Nathanael enjoys spending time with his fiance and biking along the Grand River trails.

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