May 13, 2014 12:03 pm

Bank robbery suspects captured after getting stuck in field

Three suspects in a Saskatoon bank robbery are behind bars after becoming stuck in a field near North Battleford.

Brent McGillivray / Global News

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – Three suspects in an armed bank robbery have been captured after they tried to elude RCMP in North Battleford, Sask. and ended up stuck in a field.

The trio are suspected of robbing the RBC Royal Bank on Worobetz Place on Monday around 11 a.m.

Two masked men armed with a handgun and a sawed-off shotgun demanded cash while a third person stood near the entrance. They then took off in a stolen car with an undisclosed amount of cash.

An employee suffered minor injuries in the robbery.

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The trio were spotted about three hours later in a North Battleford store when a plain clothes Mountie saw one of the male suspects shoplifting.

The suspects jumped in the stolen car and took off at a high rate of speed.

Police did not pursue the suspects and the car was reported stuck in a field outside the city a short time later.

The Saskatoon Police Service air support unit was called in to help with the search for the suspects who were seen walking away from the car.

They were captured in just over three hours.

A 31-year-old Saskatoon man and a 30-year-old Saskatoon woman are facing charges of possession of stolen property, theft and dangerous driving. The man is also facing an attempted break and enter charge.

A 15-year-old male is facing theft, dangerous driving possession of stolen property and failing to comply with of probation charges.

All three are scheduled to appear in North Battleford court on Tuesday before being returned to Saskatoon to face charges in the armed robbery.

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