Bank Robbery, Downtown Stabbing, 289 Calls in 24 hrs

Guelph Police

Attempted Bank Robbery

On the 10th of January, 2020 at approximately 9:45am, police attended to a bank located in the south end of the city, in response to a robbery that had just occurred.

Two parties entered the bank, dressed in dark clothing and wearing masks and gloves.  They demanded to be let into the vault, but were told by employees that this particular site was a cashless bank.

Witnesses inside the bank advised police that although no firearm was seen, one of the suspects kept their hand in the front pocket of their sweater, as if there was a firearm hidden inside.

The suspects fled the scene without obtaining any money.  They were last seen driving a newer model white, 4-door Honda Civic hatchback.  Multiple officers checked the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle or the suspects.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Cst. Laura BERNHARDT at lbernhardt@guelphpolice.ca or for anonymous tips call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Routine Patrol Leads to Arrest

On the 10th of January, 2020 members of the Guelph Police Service Tactical Unit were conducting routine patrol on Fife Road when they observed a male and female riding their bikes in the parking lot of a townhouse complex.  Officers observed that the male party was riding a mountain bike which matched the description of one that had been recently reported stolen.

Officers spoke to the male and through further investigation, it was discovered that he was on conditions not to be in the company of the female he was riding with.

As a result, the 27 year old Guelph male was arrested for possession of stolen property and two counts of breach probation.  He was taken to the Guelph Police Service station and subsequently released with a court date of February 14th, 2020.

Stabbing in the Downtown Area

At approximately 2:23am on the 11th of January, 2020 the Guelph Police Service received multiple calls to attend in the area of a nightclub located on Wyndham Street in regard to a disturbance.  Police received information that there were approximately 30 people fighting in the middle of the road.

Officers located two involved male parties and discovered that both were suffering from stab wounds.  They were transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

This investigation is currently ongoing.  If you have information to provide in regard to this incident, and have not already spoken to police, please contact Cst. Kenneth DUNN at Kdunn@guelphpolice.ca or for anonymous tips call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Calls for service in the past 24 hours: 289

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