Male Arrested for Bank Robbery and Attempted Robbery in Oakville

Police have made an arrest following two separate incidents at a bank and bus stop in Oakville.

Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, police say a female victim was approached by a male at the Oakville Transit bus terminal at Dundas and Trafalgar.

The male reportedly pressed an imitation firearm against the victim and demanded money.

After the victim stated she did not have any money on her, the male left in the direction of Trafalgar Road.

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 2, police say the same male (armed again with an imitation firearm) entered the TD Canada Trust bank at 2325 Trafalgar Road and demanded money from one of the tellers.

The male received a sum of money and fled the bank, police report.

Officers located the suspect in a nearby residential area. During the arrest, the suspect reportedly assaulted one of the officers and attempted to flee. The officer was not injured.

Police pursued the suspect on foot and he was apprehended a short distance away.

Vincenzo Rasile, a 51 year old with no fixed address, is charged with two counts of robbery with a firearm and one count of assaulting an officer.

Rasile is being held for a bail hearing.

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