Winchester bank robber going to prison

The South Dundas Justice Building in Morrisburg, Ont. (Newswatch Group, Bill Kingston, File)

MORRISBURG – A North Dundas man who robbed a Winchester bank and tried to rob another will be going to prison for nearly five years.

Daniel Beauregard, 51, pleaded guilty to robbery, attempted robbery, disguise with intent and breach of probation.

The BMO on Main Street in Winchester was robbed shortly after it opened Nov. 13, 2015.

There was also an attempted robbery on Dec. 8, 2015 at the Scotiabank in South Mountain but police were able to arrest Beauregard and another suspect before the robbery went down.

Judge Gilles Renaud accepted the joint sentence submission of five years prison from Crown Andre White and defense lawyer Mash Frouhar on Tuesday in a Morrisburg court.

With roughly 225 days credit for time served, Beauregard will spend a little less than four-and-a-half years in prison, if he serves his full sentence.

He will also have to make $2,770 restitution to the Bank of Montreal in Winchester.

The court also gave Beauregard a lifetime weapons ban and he has to submit a DNA sample to the court.

The co-accused in the Winchester robbery – 28-year-old Candice Moore – and the co-accused in the South Mountain attempted robbery – 29-year-old Brittany Tessier – will both be in a Morrisburg court May 10, 2016.