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Bank robbery suspect turns self in to Sask. RCMP

Saskatchewan RCMP still on the lookout for Caleb Desjarlais, 20, who has a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.
Saskatchewan RCMP have Caleb Desjarlais in custody after a Saskatchewan bank was robbed with a firearm earlier this month. Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

YORKTON, Sask. – A Canada-wide warrant subject is in custody after an armed robbery at a Saskatchewan bank earlier this month.

Caleb Desjarlais, 20, turned himself into the Wadena RCMP detachment on Oct. 19.

RCMP had said he was considered armed and dangerous.

The 20-year-old man from Fishing Lake First Nation was scheduled to appear in Yorkton provincial court on Tuesday morning.

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

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 and fled with cash in a car.

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No employees were injured and no customers were at the bank.

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

Arrest warrants were then issued for Joseph Wilfred Desjarlais, 24, and Caleb Desjarlais.

Last week, RCMP executed search warrants on the Fishing Lake First Nation. Joseph Wilfred Desjarlais was arrested and charged.