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Security officer shot outside bank

Guardian Staff Reporter

Published: May 06, 2013

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A security officer was shot outside Royal Bank of Canada FINCO during an armed robbery on Saturday, police reported.

Police were searching for three men believed to be responsible for the robbery and shooting, which occurred around 9:45 a.m. at the Carmichael Road branch.

The 54-year-old victim was making a deposit at the bank when three men in a champagne-colored Honda Inspire pulled up alongside him.

One of the men reportedly exited the car and robbed the security officer of an undetermined amount of cash before shooting him.

The victim was transported to hospital, where his condition was listed as serious.

In other news, police were searching for a man believed to be responsible for another armed robbery on Saturday night.

Police said the suspect, who is described as light-skinned, robbed a woman of her white 2005 Honda Accord around 7 p.m. in the parking lot of a business establishment on Carmichael Road.

It is unclear whether the two armed robberies are connected.

Police have appealed to the public to provide any information on either incident.

Armed robberies have dominated crime reports in the last several weeks, with some of them resulting in victims being shot.

Officers of the Central Division arrested 52 people between 6 p.m. on Friday and 2 a.m. on Saturday during operation ‘Dusk to Dawn’.

The significant arrests were in connection with armed robberies and outstanding warrants of arrest, police said.

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