January 12, 2018 1:02 pm

Several people injured by unknown irritant during bank robbery in Whitby, Ont.

Durham Regional Police cruiser.

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WHITBY, Ont. – Durham regional police say one suspect is in custody and they’re seeking another after several people were injured in a bank robbery in Whitby, Ont.

They say two suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered the downtown bank late Thursday morning and demanded cash.

Investigators say they released a noxious substance in the bank prior to fleeing the scene.

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Several employees and customers were treated at the scene for minor injuries from the unknown irritant.

Police say one of the suspects was arrested while fleeing the scene.

A 19-year-old Oshawa, Ont., man is charged with robbery with a weapon, disguise with intent, administering a noxious thing and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace.

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