A suspect in two robberies in Langford and a robbery in Victoria over the past week remains in custody after being arrested in Victoria on Sunday.
RCMP say 40-year-old Christopher Lamoureux was wanted in connection with a bank robbery at the RBC branch at the West Shore Town Centre last Monday, as well as a robbery at a Tim Horton’s on Goldstream Avenue on Sept. 28 around 1:30 a.m.
In both incidents, police say the suspect produced a robbery note and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, no weapon was produced.
RCMP also reported that officers found Lamoureux sleeping inside a parked vehicle on Atkins Avenue on Sept. 25 at 5 a.m.
They woke him up and advised him that we was under arrest, but they say he instead drove off towards Victoria.
Officers gave chase before calling off the pursuit because of concerns for public safety.
VicPD said Lamoureux was also wanted in connection with a bank robbery in the 1000-block of Douglas Street on Sept. 28. just after 11 a.m.
Witnesses say the suspect in that robbery produced a note and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was physically injured in the robbery.
Just after 11 p.m. the same day, VicPD officers found Lamoureux in the 800-block of Johnson Street while investigating an unrelated incident. Lamoureux was arrested and transported to West Shore RCMP for his warrants. Investigators later confirmed he was also the suspect in Victoria’s bank robbery.
Lamoureux, who is a resident of New Westminster, faces two counts of robbery, one count of flight from police and one count of dangerous driving, all in relations to the West Shore area incidents. The investigation into the Victoria bank robbery is ongoing.
His next court appearance is set for Tuesday. Lamoureux remains in custody.