100 Mile Robbery Suspect Makes Court Appearance
100 Mile Court House (Chris Adams, MyCaribooNow.com staff)
More details have emerged on the robbery at CIBC in 100 Mile House June 3rd.
The suspect, 84-year-old Alexander James Bird of Clinton, appeared in court Wednesday afternoon. He faces charges of committing a robbery where a firearm is used, careless use of a firearm, and possession of a firearm without a license.
Crown council alleges that at 10:53 Monday morning, the suspect entered the bank produced the rifle and a shopping bag and demanded it be filled.
After receiving the cash, he is accused of placing the loaded .22 caliber rifle on the counter and leaving the bank. His vehicle was photographed and RCMP were notified.
Police spotted the vehicle and the suspect matching a description given by the teller at Tim Hortons in 100 Mile. He was arrested without incident.
Bird has withdrawn his application for bail and remains in custody. His next court appearance is June 12, 2019.