Officers with the Napanee detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an armed robbery at the Royal Bank of Canada on Dundas Street in downtown Napanee on June 1st, 2018.
Investigators determined that a lone male had entered the bank, brandished a weapon to the teller and then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
On June 7, 2018 members of the Provincial Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad (R.O.P.E.) arrested a suspect in relation to a Brighton robbery incident. The multi-jurisdictional investigation began and it was determined that this suspect had also committed the Napanee robbery.
On July 25, 2018 Napanee OPP arrested and charged 33-year old Andrew Aaron Lamore. He will appear in Bail Court in Napanee at the Ontario Court of Justice July 25, 2018 to answer to the charges of
- Robbery using a Firearm as per section 344(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC);
- Disguise with Intent as per s351(2) of the CC; and
- Two counts of Fail to comply with probation s733.1(1) CC
The investigation is continuing by the Napanee OPP Crime Unit and the Community Street Crime Unit of Napanee, Frontenac and Prince Edward County as the accused remains under investigation in several jurisdictions. Anyone with information is asked to contact Napanee OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 or report anonymously online at tipsubmit.com