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  Two Suspects Arrested and Another Outstanding after Robbery in Courtice

Mar 12, 2018 22:27 ET

Robbery investigators continue to search for a third suspect after an armed robbery at a bank in Courtice.

On Monday, March 12, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m., two suspects armed with handguns entered the Scotiabank branch on Highway 2 in Courtice. The suspects made a demand for cash and then fled the scene. None of the employees or customers were physically injured.

Responding officers located the suspect vehicle with three occupants and pursued it to the Highway 401 onramp at Stevenson Road in Oshawa. Police were able to stop the suspect vehicle and box it in. However, the suspect vehicle attempted to flee from police by striking the police cruisers. At one point, a DRPS officer discharged his firearm as the vehicle drove towards him.

The suspect vehicle managed to break free and continued westbound on Highway 401 before losing control and ending up in a ditch just east of the Salem Road off ramp in Ajax. The three suspects then fled on foot into a wooded area.

O.P.P. and Toronto Police assisted DRPS officers in trying to locate the suspects. A handgun was located in the suspect vehicle and a replica firearm was located near the on ramp of Highway 401 at Stevenson Road in Oshawa.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., police officers located two suspects hiding in a residential neighbourhood near Miles Drive and Wicks Drive in Ajax.

An 18-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested. The third suspect was not located. He is described as a male, black with a thin build and approximately 6' tall.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Det. Derusha of the Major Crime - Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355. Further updates will be provided to the media tomorrow.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.