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Canada-wide warrant suspect still on the loose after bank robbery

Saskatchewan RCMP still on the lookout for Caleb Desjarlais, 20, who has a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.
Saskatchewan RCMP still on the lookout for Caleb Desjarlais, 20, who has a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

UPDATE: Caleb Desjarlais turned himself in to RCMP on Oct. 19

YORKTON, Sask. – An outstanding Canada-wide warrant is still in effect for Caleb Desjarlais, 20, after an armed robbery at a Saskatchewan bank last week.

On Oct. 7, RCMP responded to a financial institution in Elfros, Sask. Investigators determined that a masked man entered Elfros Credit Union with a firearm.

The suspect fled in a car with an undetermined amount of cash. No employees at the business were injured.

Police located the suspect vehicle and two male occupants abandoned the car and fled into a heavily-wooded area on the Fishing Lake First Nation.

RCMP arrested Levon Colt Desjarlais, 28, at the scene without incident. He was scheduled to appear in court last week.

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Extensive efforts by RCMP to locate additional suspects at that time were unsuccessful.

Arrest warrants were then issued for Joseph Wilfred Desjarlais, 24, and Caleb Desjarlais. RCMP said both were considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached by the public.

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, RCMP and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) executed search warrants at two residences on the Fishing Lake First Nation.

Joseph Wilfred Desjarlais was arrested and is expected to appear in provincial court on Wednesday.

Also arrested on Tuesday were Michelle Desjarlais, 33, and 28-year-old Bradley Kittiewaywinnie. They have been charged with accessory after the fact to armed robbery.

Caleb Desjarlais, from the Fishing Lake First Nation, is still at large.

He is facing charges that include: armed robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, possession of a prohibited weapon, pointing a firearm, flight from police and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 306-554-5550 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.