Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested And Charged


The Orillia OPP are investigating two bank robberies in the City of Orillia.

On July 11, 2019, shortly after 3:30 p.m. a lone male walked into a downtown Orillia bank and handed the teller a note demanding cash. The suspect then fled, empty handed, from the bank through the rear parking lot.

About two hours later, the same male walked into a west end bank and again handed the teller a note demanding cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was handed over and the suspect then exited the bank through the front entrance. No weapon was seen during either occurrence.

A thorough search of the area was conducted by OPP members, Aviation services, the OPP Canine unit and members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) who were unable to locate the suspect at that time.

As a result, an arrest warrant has been issued for Avery Nickerson, age 35 of Parry Sound. Charges include two counts of Robbery, two counts of Disguise with Intent and additional charges. On July 17, 2019 the Suspect was arrested in the City of Barrie by Barrie Police Service (BPS).

The suspect was brought to Orillia where he is being held in custody pending a bail hearing on July 18, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie.


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