Nova Scotia

Teen charged in Cape Breton bank robbery

A 17-year-old male has been charged in Cape Breton for allegedly holding up a bank last year.

A 17-year-old male has been charged in Cape Breton for allegedly holding up a bank last year.

RCMP say the lone teenager went into the Credit Union in Bay St. Lawrence carrying a knife, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured during the March 2011 incident.

Earlier this week, the 17-year-old from Victoria County was arrested without incident at a residence in Capstick.

The teenager has been charged with robbery and having his face masked with intent to commit an indictable offence. He appeared in Sydney provincial court on Wednesday morning.

"Our officers have been working closely with the community over the past few months to restore a sense of safety throughout Victoria and Inverness County. We understand how difficult it can be for residents in a close-knit community to come forward and speak with police," RCMP Staff Sgt. Rick Beaton said in a statement.

"Through the hard work of our officers and the commitment from the community to put a stop to criminal activity, we were able to work together and lay these charges."

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