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Alleged Kelowna bank robber with history of violence arrested in New Brunswick

Michael Joseph Craswell, 37, was arrested in Fredericton, New Brusnwick, at 10:41 a.m. April 16 after a nationwide warrant was issued for a March 21 robbery at a Scotiabank.
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April 22, 2016 - 12:04 PM

KELOWNA - A man wanted for allegedly robbing a Kelowna bank last month was arrested on the other side of the country last weekend.

Michael Joseph Craswell, 37, was arrested in Fredericton, N.B., around 10:40 a.m., April 16, after a nationwide warrant was issued for a March 21 robbery at a Scotiabank in Kelowna.

Just before 3 p.m. March 21, police were called to the Scotiabank branch at 3275 Lakeshore Rd. A lone man entered the bank, stood in line for a teller, then approached the teller with a handwritten 'robbery note'. He didn't produce a weapon but said he had a gun. He fled the bank with cash.

Craswell has a criminal history in B.C. going back to 2011 when he was charged with assault and uttering threats. He was also found guilty of breach of a probation order in June 2011, two breaches in 2012 and one in February of this year.

Craswell was arrested at a bus depot and remanded into custody before being transported to a provincial jail in Saint John, N.B.

According to a media release from RCMP he will be returned to B.C. at a later date.


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