Bank robbery in South Mountain; one arrested

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SOUTH MOUNTAIN – An Ottawa man has been arrested and charged after a bank robbery here late Friday morning.

SD&G O.P.P. were called to the Scotiabank on Main Street around 11 a.m.

Investigators say a man went to the teller and demanded money.

The suspect got away in a pickup truck with an undisclosed amount of cash but was caught by police officers on Kerrs Ridge Road – about 14 kilometers away near Hallville.

The man was arrested without incident and the money was recovered, police said.

Jason Boldrick, 36, of Ottawa, Ont. is charged with robbery, disguise with intent and unauthorized possession of a weapon, being pepper spray.

He was held for a bail hearing in Cornwall.

O.P.P. say there were no injuries in the bank robbery.

This is the second time the South Mountain Scotiabank has been targeted for robbery in a little over a year.

In December 2015, O.P.P. arrested a North Dundas man and another suspect who were planning to rob the Main Street bank. Daniel Beauregard is currently serving a four-and-a-half year sentence for robbery and attempted robbery. Charges against his accomplice were withdrawn.

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