Man faces charges in Oshawa bank robbery

Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) arrested a man Wednesday night in connection with a bank robbery in downtown Oshawa.

Douglas Wright, 53, of Court Street in Oshawa has been charged following a robbery Monday at a CIBC branch at Simcoe Street South and King Street.

Police say a man entered the bank and passed a note to the teller before fleeing the area with cash.

At 4 p.m. Monday, members of the Central East Division came to the scene and searched the area with no results.

No one in the bank was injured, police say.

“No weapons were seen,” says DRPS Const. George Tudos, adding police aren’t disclosing how much money was taken. “Surveillance footage captured the suspect.”

The DRPS Robbery Unit executed a search warrant Wednesday and Wright was arrested at an Oshawa home without incident.

He also says it was a very quick turnaround by the Robbery Unit.

Wright was held for a bail hearing.

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