Two men were busted for an armed bank robbery in Scarborough after police say their getaway car crashed on Monday.
Toronto Police allege the men – one armed with a shotgun – broke into a Steeles Ave. E. and Markham Rd. bank while it was closed and confronted an arriving employee around 8:45 a.m.
The victim was robbed of personal items and held by the neck, police said Tuesday. The duo “obtained money,” then fled in a vehicle.
Nearby officers responded and followed the vehicle, which crashed.
The pair fled on foot, but were arrested after a violent struggle with police, who found an imitation shotgun in the crashed getaway car.
Jermaine Smith, 31, of Toronto, is facing 13 charges including break and enter, robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement, using and pointing a firearm in the commission of an offence, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
Maurice Webb, 31, of Ajax, is facing eight charges including robbery with a firearm, break and enter and fail to stop for police.