SCUGOG: The suspect in the recent robbery at the CIBC location in Port Perry was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 23, following another heist, which took place at the CIBC branch in Claremont.
Port Perry resident Mike Koury, age 31, was charged with two counts of Robbery, as well as two counts of Disguise With Intent in connection with the robberies. Police add that he was held for a bail hearing.
According to police, on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a lone male, believed to be Mr. Koury, entered the CIBC branch in Claremont with his face covered. He indicated he had a weapon, although no weapon was seen. He demanded cash then fled the bank and was spotted getting into a nearby vehicle.
Officers responded to the scene and searched the area, but no arrests were made. Officers would later arrest him without incident in Whitby.
Mr. Koury has also been connected to the Dec. 17, robbery of the CIBC branch in Port Perry.
In that incident, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Mr. Koury is said to have entered the CIBC bank on Queen St. and passed a note to the female teller. The suspect indicated he was armed, but no weapon was seen, just as in the Claremont robbery. The teller handed over a quantity of cash and the suspect fled the bank. No one was physically injured during either robbery.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Houston of the Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5360.
Anonymous tips can be made to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on-line at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.