In the capital of the easternmost Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the city of St. Johns last week four bank robberies were committed.
All the robberies were carried out using heavy construction equipment. As per police, two robbers are located and arrested.
As reported on Sunday, January 20th the robbers tried using the loader to gain access to the ATM of one of the major Canadian WMO banks. They left heavy equipment near the crime scene in the eastern part of the city. The police arrived after the alarm sounded a signal and were able to identify the car, which thieves chose as their hiding place. As a result, two local residents were arrested and as of now, they remain in police custody.
However, the police do not report whether they were involved in other similar robberies that occurred last week in the city.
Last Friday, January 18th the tractor was used to rob the Scotiabank branch. On Monday, January 14th the thieves broke four windows in the building with an excavator and stole an ATM from a Sobeys store. And just one day before, the TD Bank was pierced with a loader.
The amount of losses inflicted on financial institutions has not yet been calculated, but social network users joke that soon all banks in the city, whose population slightly exceeds 100 thousand people, will be closed for repairs.