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RCMP lay charges after two bank robberies in Nova Scotia

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RCMP have laid charges against three people after two bank robberies in Nova Scotia occurred in the past week.

The first robbery happened on May 5, at around 1:10 p.m. in Berwick.

Police say a man carrying a hammer entered a bank and demanded money from a bank employee. After being given cash, the man fled on foot and was not located that day.

Later on, investigators learned that a woman had also been involved in the robbery.

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Then, at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, another robbery occurred in Greenwood — about 17 kilometres from the first one.

According to RCMP, a man entered the bank with a knife, demanded cash and then fled in a red vehicle.

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The release said an officer later spotted the car at a home in the town. A man exited the home and after a conversation with the officer, he was identified as the person involved in the robbery.

“After arresting the man, a woman exited the home and RCMP noted that she was wanted on an arrest warrant,” read the release.

A second woman was then arrested by Digby RCMP in Tiverton, N.S., in relation to the Berwick robbery.

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Police say 42-year-old Ryan Taylor Wilband from Greenwood is facing charges related to robbery, theft, possession of a weapon and breach of probation.

Twenty-eight-year-old Raylene Rose Mahaney is facing charges of robbery and theft.

The woman who was a subject of an arrest warrant, 30-year-old Desiree Jerrica Dawn Smith, is facing a charge related to conditions.

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