European Bank Robbery Likely Committed by Former Cash Delivery Insider

LEDUC, Alta. (CP) - A former Brinks employee is one of two men charged in the robbery of a CIBC branch last September.

Early in the morning of Sept. 30, video surveillance cameras inside the bank captured images of a person entering the bank wearing a mask, wig and coveralls.

The person came in after a delivery had been made by Brinks employees.

About $180,000 was discovered to be missing from a safe.

RCMP Corp. Steve Irwin said whoever entered the building had to have the combination and alarm codes.

The police investigation also tracked down a second person waiting in a vehicle outside the bank.

Johnathan Purych, 21, is charged with break, enter and theft over $5,000, possession of the proceeds of crime and wearing a disguise in the commission of an offence.

Vedran Taslidzic, 21, is charged with break, enter and theft over $5,000 and possession of the proceeds of crime.

Both are scheduled to appear Jan. 26 in Leduc provincial court.

(Edmonton Journal)


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