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Disney child star charged in B.C. bank robbery involving suspect wearing wig

Joey Cramer in 2007.
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May 05, 2016 - 9:30 AM

SECHELT, B.C. - A man who starred as a child in Disney's 1986 adventure flick "Flight of the Navigator" is back in the spotlight after a bank robbery in Sechelt, B.C.

RCMP arrested 42-year-old Deleriyes Joe Cramer of Gibsons on Sunday after a man dressed in a disguise escaped a bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

Investigators say the suspect in the April 28 heist wore a wig with scraggly hair, a bandanna, sunglasses and a dark jacket.

Const. Harrison Mohr says the man also known as Joey Cramer has been charged with robbery, disguise with intent to commit an indict able offence, failing to stop for a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

He says Cramer drove off when he was approached by police in the community northwest of Vancouver, but was taken into custody.

Cramer was 12 when he played a boy who has an adventure with an alien spaceship in the Disney movie and was also featured in the 1984 flick "Runaway" with Tom Selleck and the 1987 film "Stone Fox."

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