Bank robbery in Burlington leads to two arrests

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Published March 18, 2024 at 4:21 pm

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Two people now face several charges following an armed robbery in Burlington last week.

Halton Regional Police were called to the Royal Bank at 3030 Mainway in Burlington at approximately 3:30 p.m. on March 15 following reports that two men had robbed the branch.

According to reports, the suspects fled in a vehicle but were located by police nearby.

One suspect was immediately taken into custody, however, a second suspect remained in the vehicle and in possession of a firearm.

The incident caused some tense moments for those who were in the area who were told by police to take cover and remain indoors.

After a short standoff, the suspect negotiated his surrender to officers.

Police have now charged the following two men:

Michael Uzelac (37), of Welland, has been charged with the following:

  • Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Armed robbery using a firearm
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Stephane Smith (54), of Niagara Falls, has been charged with the following:

  • Armed robbery using a firearm
  • Utter threat to cause death or bodily harm
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Firearm – use while committing an offence
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

Both accused have been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

 

 

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