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Men accused of TD bank robberies arrested

Thursday, March 20, 2014   by: Staff



OTTAWA – A police investigative team, consisting of investigators from the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, Waterloo Regional Police Service, Greater Sudbury Police Service, Ottawa Police Service, and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of Detective Inspector Paul Yelle, of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, conducted a joint investigation with the assistance of Service de police de Laval and Sûreté du Québec.

The investigation involved a series of early morning armed robberies that occurred between March 20, 2013 and September 12, 2013 in the municipalities of Sault Ste. Marie, Cambridge, Sudbury and Ottawa.

As a result of this joint investigation, the team arrested and charged 4 people in relation to the following armed robberies:

• March 20, 2013 - Toronto Dominion Bank – Sault Ste. Marie, ON
• July 4, 2013 – Toronto Dominion Bank – Cambridge, ON
• July 26, 2013 – Toronto  Dominion Bank – Sudbury, ON
• September 12, 2013 -  Toronto Dominion Bank – Stittsville, ON

Charged for the March 20, 2013 Armed Robbery are:

• Daniel LOYER, 45 of Gatineau, Quebec and;
• Andre AUBE, 40 of Casselman, Ontario.

They have been charged with:

• Armed Robbery;
• Have Face Masked/Disguised;
• Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence;
• Mischief Under $5000;
• Use Firearm While Committing an Indictable Offence;
• Point a Firearm;
• Possess Firearm Without a Licence;
• Possess Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000;

Charged for the July 4 and July 26 Armed Robberies are:

• Daniel LOYER, 45 of Gatineau, Quebec;
• Sylvain BELANGER, 35 of Gatineau, Quebec and;
• Andre AUBE, 40 of Casselman, Ontario.

They have been charged with:

• Armed Robbery (2 counts);
• Robbery/Assault with Intent to Steal;
• Have Face Masked/Disguised (2 counts);
• Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence (2 counts);
• Mischief Under $5000 (2 counts);
• Use Firearm While Committing an Indictable Offence (2 counts);
• Point a Firearm;
• Possess Firearm Without a Licence (2 counts);
• Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (3 counts) and;
• Make or Possess Explosive Substance.

Charged for the September 12, 2013 Armed Robbery are:

• Daniel Loyer, 45 of Gatineau, Quebec;
• Sylvain Belanger, 35 of Gatineau, Quebec and;
• Jammal Pierre, 32 of Montreal, Quebec.

They have been charged with:

• Armed Robbery;
• Have Face Masked/Disguised;
• Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence;
• Mischief Under $5000;
• Use Firearm While Committing an Indictable Offence;
• Point a Firearm and;
• Possess Firearm Without a Licence.

Belanger, Loyer and Pierre are presently in custody on matters initiated in Quebec. Aube was arrested and held for a bail hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice, in Ottawa on March 20, 2014.


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sAUCEY 3/20/2014 3:15:09 PM Report

All in favor of Le Seperation...
irishfey 3/20/2014 3:39:06 PM Report

ThinkAgain 3/20/2014 3:44:08 PM Report

TD Bank should of invested in security instead of those green lazyboys
superior87 3/20/2014 3:54:29 PM Report

I still remember and laugh about all the comments when this first happened, about how these robberies were a sign of the state of the people in the Soo, etc, etc.

And then it wasn't even Soo residents. Too funny. The comments on here provide laughs for hours sometimes.
ti-guy 3/20/2014 4:37:22 PM Report

what a bright're obviously bilingual too eh?
sAUCEY 3/20/2014 4:49:33 PM Report

@ti-guy... this isn't twitter

and i am not... if you are in favour of the seperation then go to the country of Quebec, which Canada will then join, than have a civil war, overtake Quebec and name it back to Canada!
justsomeguy 3/20/2014 4:53:12 PM Report

@superior87 - whether or not they were from the Soo, it still happened here and the robbery was obviously planned in those locations for a reason.

The fact that they are from outside the Soo doesn't make this any safer. Maybe outsiders are now recognizing this city as 'easy pickings'. They were after all, not arrested here.

ti-guy 3/20/2014 4:55:27 PM Report

I'm not the one who wants Quebec to separate...your slip is showing....
Opstday 3/20/2014 5:08:08 PM Report

Saucy - mange le m_____!
sAUCEY 3/20/2014 5:19:15 PM Report

Seriously, i never said anything about french people... so what slip? my racism towards people from quebec? i was only insulting the fact of the seperation as it has been in the news for quite sometime now.. now if you support a province leaving our country to become their own, thats pretty shady, after all ontario and the rest of Canada have done for Quebec.. so do your homework boys...
Opstday 3/20/2014 5:24:47 PM Report

Saucy - check your spelling ( separation), it diminishes your articulation!
FirstChairLastCall 3/20/2014 6:39:51 PM Report

Ummm ... what have "we done for Quebec" ??
jbert 3/20/2014 6:43:08 PM Report

Actually there is a benefit to Quebec leaving Canada.
A shorter drive to the east coast. :)
sAUCEY 3/20/2014 7:36:39 PM Report

first chair, lots of men and women from the sault went to quebec for the ice storm in 98' and many more from across canada, lots of workers lost their lives for quebecers
Voxboy876 3/20/2014 7:46:40 PM Report

LOL....The thread went from catching bank robbers to frenchmen????

Why pick on Quebec....they invented Poutine.
wandering 3/20/2014 10:14:58 PM Report

i left Quebec over 50 years...but lot of my family still there...doesnt matter were you live..their some bad peoples everywhere...Quebec peoples are real different and have a big heart....they will give their shirt on their back to help other..not all of them are for the separation..i am again it...and lot in Quebec are...I am quite sure it will never happen...and hope not...yes it is true they make the best poutine...not like those one we eat around here with melt cheese...and not even the real gravy for poutine...their lot of peoples in the Sault who do break and enter every don't see any french peoples putting them down because they are English like i said every race every country every province you have some good and some bad...many here in the Sault are Wawa...Dubreuilville White River..Timmins Sudbury and i can name a lot more..are peoples from Quebec...I am not racist..when someone do good it is good...Thank you
SooBuddy 3/21/2014 7:32:25 AM Report

The French in Ontario are nice people unless you don’t speak French, once they figure it out they are ignorant A**holes. I travel to Wawa, Dubreuilville, White River, and Timmins a lot. The Timmins folk are ok but the other three towns well lets just say “Si vous n'aimez pas l'anglais revenir à Québec “ . many time I had to give them a verbal tongue lashing for their antics. And I must add when traveling through Quebec these people are less than helpful, and the attitude they have is ridiculous a simple “Je ne sais pas anglais” would serfice.
Anyways Good job on catching these criminals, lets try not to set them free but keep them in way longer than we do murders, pedophiles and rapists. Everyone know they would rather have murders, pedophiles and rapists running the streets rather than those Bank Robbers.
jowo60 3/21/2014 10:08:14 AM Report

Can you Imagine, these guys didn't have gun licences.
crashed13 3/21/2014 11:55:51 AM Report

They would of been found a lot sooner if we had the gun registry.
We would only need to fine one of their guns and then trace it to the robbers home address.
Is that how it was suppose to work?
Mike58 3/21/2014 12:58:43 PM Report


What a idiotic post !!! Robbers don't register their guns, only law-abiding people do ! The registry was a waste of tax payers money!
ducky58 3/21/2014 4:00:41 PM Report

Not one intelligent response from anyone on the real subject. Not hard to believe.
soogirl91 3/22/2014 10:52:55 AM Report

The gun registry a waste of tax payers dollars..? Wow, either you are not a hunter or you're a criminal. What an idiotic thing to say, from a girl who has grown up around guns for literally my ENTIRE life I can definitely say the registry was far from waste of money and can keep many people in my life protected from being accused in situations just like this. So crashed asks a valid question. However, criminals do not register their guns but they often steal registered guns, moron!
Working Man 3/23/2014 1:18:26 AM Report

Probably the same guys who stuffed their coats, to make themselves look big, and stole the ATM from the Hospital. They dressed basically the same way...

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