Victoria man arrested for Saanich bank robbery

A witnesses provided police with a licence plate number

A man suspected of robbing two Greater Victoria banks in recent weeks was arrested Friday after witnesses to the second robbery provided police with his licence plate number.

Saanich police were alerted to a robbery in progress at the Bank of Montreal at 3481 Cook St. just before 5 p.m. Friday.

Witnesses saw the suspect “acting in a suspicious manner” outside the bank. The suspect entered, robbed the bank, and then ran off. A witness gave chase and was able to provide police with a plate number.

Victoria police went to the address of the registered vehicle owner, where they found the car and the suspect male.

He was also connected to the robbery of a TD Bank in Oak Bay on May 27. In that case, he ran off with an undisclosed amount of money while brandishing a can of bear spray.

Kyle Martin Jansen, 28, of Victoria faces two counts each of robbery and disguise face with intent to commit for the Saanich incident.

kslavin@saanichnews.com