Bank robber gets four years in prison
A man charged with robbing eight banks in Ontario, including in Trenton and Napanee, has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Hastings County Assistant Crown Attorney Mike Lunski said 30-year-old Tristan Marois Drouin of Gatineau, Que. pled guilty in Belleville Provincial Court Friday to eight counts of robbery.
Besides the prison sentence, Drouin who was given credit for 138 days pretrial custody, was handed a lifetime weapons prohibition, and he was ordered to provide a sample to the National DNA Data Bank.
He was arrested at the On Route on Highway 401, west of Trenton on December 16, after banks were robbed in Bowmanville and Cobourg earlier in the day.
The other six robberies occurred at the Royal Bank in downtown Trenton on Nov. 15, the Royal Bank in Napanee on Sept. 29, and at banks in Kingston, Richmond Hill, Toronto and Oshawa.
Court documents explain that Drouin would walk into various banks and pass the tellers notes claiming he was armed and demanding they put money into an envelope and hand it to him. The notes would say he was armed and ordered the tellers not to put in dye packs. Several notes contained threats to return if his demands weren't met.
The incidents occurred between Aug. 25 and Dec. 16.
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