A 44-year-old Gracefield, Que., man was arrested in Gatineau Tuesday in connection with three bank robberies in Ottawa in recent days, Ottawa police say.
The first robbery happened July 20 at about 12:45 p.m. when a lone man walked into the RBC near Parkdale Avenue, produced a note demanding cash and made verbal demands for cash.
He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured.
Ottawa police issued a photo of the robbery suspect on Monday, saying they needed help identifying him.
On Tuesday, the same day the man was arrested, he is alleged to have robbed two banks: one in the 200-block of Richmond Road, and the other in the 800-block of Bank Street, police said.
In both incidents, police said the suspect produced a note demanding cash and fled with an undisclosed amount of money without injuring anyone.
On Tuesday at about 2:20 p.m., police watched the suspect get into a cab not far from a known drug house, sources told CBC News.
Police then made the arrest.
The suspect was found with four grams of crack cocaine on his person, packaged in small envelopes, said Gatineau police spokesman Const. Pierre Lanthier.
The man was charged by Ottawa police with two counts of robbery, two counts of uttering threats and breach of probation in relation to the July 20 robbery. Ottawa police said more charges are expected in relation to the two Tuesday robberies.