Cop arrested in bank burglary no longer with RCIPS

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A police officer arrested in connection with a 2016 Royal Bank of Canada burglary is no longer employed with the RCIPS, a spokesperson for the police service confirmed.

The officer in question was released on bail shortly after his arrest in July.

RCIPS Media Officer Jodi-Ann Powery said the officer was placed on immediate suspension after being arrested.

“Shortly after [the suspension] he was due for a contract renewal at which time the commissioner made the decision not to renew his contract,” she said.

The burglary took place at RBC’s main branch on Shedden Road, George Town. During the incident thieves gained access to the tills at the desks of cashiers and made off with an undisclosed sum of money. They were not able to access the bank’s vault.

It has been a little more than four months since the officer was arrested; however, no charges have been filed.

The investigation remains open.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police at 949-4222.

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