The Mounties have captured an alleged bank robber in Alberta.

According to an RCMP news release, “On June 23, the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit arrested a Calgary male who is alleged to have committed seven separate robberies that occurred between August of 2019 – April 2020.”

The Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit with assistance from numerous RCMP Detachments as well as partner agencies, conducted an investigation over the past several months into a series of robberies that were targeted at banks in the southern part of Alberta.

Mounties say these incidents occurred in Granum, Caroline, Vauxhall (on two separate occasions), Trochu, Calgary and Magrath.

RCMP says On June 23, Jesse Damond Morton, 44, of Calgary was arrested in Calgary in relation to these robberies. A search warrant was conducted at a storage locker resulting in the seizure of an SKS rifle and $2750 in US currency.

RCMP File Photo

He has been charged with 21 offences some of which include:

·         Robbery (x7)

·         Wear a disguise during the commission of an offence (x7)

·         Using a firearm during the commission of an offence (x2)

·         Pointing a firearm

·         Possession of a prohibited weapon

A judicial release hearing was conducted yesterday and Morton remains in custody and will be appearing in Airdrie Provincial Court on July 23, 2020.

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