The RCMP has issued arrest warrants for an Edmonton area man believed to be behind two armed bank robberies.
Franklin William Gladue, 34, is believed to be in the city and is wanted in connection with two bank robberies in Bonnyville and Lac La Biche. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Gladue is described as aboriginal, six feet tall, 240 pounds and with black hair and brown eyes. He has various tattoos, including a picture of a clown on his left upper arm, the word "Eternal" on his right sleeve, along with the words "Solid Brother" and "F.G." on his left abdomen.
The Bonnyville robbery occurred on Dec. 14 at 4:20 p.m., when two men armed with a gun entered the Toronto Dominion Bank located on Main Street. Both of them were wearing face coverings and escaped with an unspecified amount of cash, according to police.
Gladue is wanted in connection with the incident, as well as an earlier robbery in Lac La Biche, Alta.
He is facing the following charges:
- Two counts of robbery with a firearm
- Two counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000
- Assault with a weapon
- Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
- Two counts of Disguise with intent to commit and indictable offence
- Pointing a firearm
- Weapon possession contrary to order
- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
On Nov. 30 at around 2 p.m., police say two masked men — one holding a machete and the other a gun — made off with an unspecified amount of cash from the Alberta Treasury Branch in Lac La Biche around 2 p.m. Two men were later arrested on Dec. 23, but RCMP in Edmonton are still seeking a third suspect who they believe to be Gladue.
Tyler Bruce Clark, 26, from Edmonton, was charged with robbery with a firearm and two counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000.
Neil George Gladue, 30, also from Edmonton, has been charged with robbery with a firearm, two counts of possession of stolen property over $5,000, assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, careless use of a firearm, and pointing a firearm.