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Pair busted in Scarborough bank robbery after getaway car crash

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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.


An image released by Toronto Police of a suspect in an armed bank robbery in Scarborough on Nov. 19, 2018.

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.

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