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Would-be bank robbers foiled at TD on Lasalle

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jul 26, 2013 - 12:11 PM |

Updated at 2 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Police Service is correcting information released to the media this morning regarding the TD Canada Trust break and enter.

Originally, police said that TD employees walked in on the would-be thieves who had gained entry into the bank by smashing a glass door.

However, Const. Meghan O'Malley said that the employees were already inside the bank when the suspects broke in. The employees were in a separate room, and there was no interaction between them or the suspects.

More information will be made available as it is released by police.


Meanwhile, a TD Canada Trust spokesperson said the Lasalle branch team is doing well after several employees encountered three would-be thieves this morning while arriving at work. 

“We're just thankful they were physically unharmed, and that there were no clients in the bank at the time,” said Crystal Jongeward, spokesperson for TD Canada Trust.

Due to security reasons, TD isn't able to provide much information as to how employees are trained to deal with this type of situation, she said, but “they obviously receive pretty extensive training.”

Ongoing support will be provided to the employees in the days ahead, she said.

“Whatever type of support they ask for, we'll give them, she said. “If they do require third-party support, we certainly will provide that so they can get the specific help they are looking for.”

The branch is currently closed, but Jongeward said the goal is to have it open by sometime this afternoon.

Original story  


Like something out of a Hollywood film, employees arriving for work at TD Bank on Lasalle this morning interrupted three people sporting disguises and attempting to rob the bank. 

The trio gained entry to the bank by smashing the glass door, Greater Sudbury Police said this morning.

Surprised by the arrival of the employees at 7 a.m., the three fled empty-handed.

Police are now on the lookout for a dark blue van believed to be the getaway vehicle. None of the employees were harmed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police or Crime Stoppers.

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