The Integrated Road Safety Unit on Thursday arrested the man believed to be responsible for an armed bank robbery earlier this month.
Saanich police were able to identify a suspect after released a high quality image from the March 3 robbery of the Bank of Montreal in the 3400-block of Cook St. On March 6, charges of robbery were sworn against Saanich resident Benjamin Lawrence Robert McDonald, and a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest.
IRSU members conducting a roadblock around 11 p.m. on Gorge Road near Qu'Appelle Street Thursday (March 13) watched an approaching vehicle make a U-turn, which officers believed was an attempt to avoid being stopped.
An IRSU member followed the vehicle and pulled it over a short distance away on Harriet Road. The driver was identified as McDonald, and he was arrested on the outstanding warrant.