Five arrested in Canada after C$2 million armoured car robbery

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Officers from the York Regional Police and Sûreté du Québec arrested five family members in Toronto, Ontario and Quebec regarding the February 5 armoured car robbery of C$2.3 million which occurred in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Richmond Hill in York Region, Ontario

According to officers, a Garda security guard released information such as digital codes and security procedures to family members, who then proceeded to use the information the evening of February 5 outside a Royal Bank of Canada on Yonge Street.

About half of the heist money has been recovered. It is alleged that the suspects had taken vacations to Spain, the Domincan Republic, and the Bahamas.

Map showing the Regional Municipality of York's location in the Canadian province of Ontario

Twin brothers, their two sons, and the cousin who disclosed company information were those arrested. York Chief Armand La Barge said that police made the arrest as the five planned another robbery for Quebec.

Normand Grignon, and his twin Marcel Grignon, 59 along with their sons, Anthony Grignon, 24, Lawrence Stark-Grignon, 26, were arrested at their homes on the Island of Montreal, Quebec. They will be transferred to Newmarket, Ontario to appear in court. Christopher Reinards, 26, was the Garda supervisor from Toronto who will also face charges.