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Media Release

Release Date: January 24th, 2020 - 11:34am

Originator: D/Sergeant, Ellie Bale, Regional Robbery Task Force, 905-825-4747 ext 2415

Contact: Detective, Mike Maltar, Regional Robbery Task Force, 905-825-4747 extension 2417

Location: Halton Region


***UPDATE***: Arrest Made in Milton Bank Robbery

The Halton Regional Police Service has made an arrest in regards to a bank robbery that occurred in Milton on January 22, 2020. 

On January 23, 2020 the accused (Nathaniel Mascoll) was involved in a collision in the Barrie region while operating a stolen vehicle. He was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Mascoll was released by the OPP to the Halton Regional Police Service after determining the same stolen vehicle was involved in a Milton bank robbery the previous night.

The Halton Regional Police Service confirmed that Mascoll was one of three suspects in the Milton Bank robbery. In addition, he was responsible for other criminal offences in Durham region on the morning of January 23, 2020, and a suspect in two previous attempted bank robberies in Toronto. The Halton Regional Police Service has taken carriage of all of the charges.

Nathaniel Mascoll (21) of no fixed address has been charged with the following offences:

-Armed Robbery Using a Firearm (x2)

​-Possession of Property Obtained By Crime Over $5000​

-Point Firearm

-Theft Under $5000

-Robbery (x2)

-Disguise with Intent (x3)

-Mischief

Mascoll has been held for bail and will appear in Milton court today (January 24, 2020).

No other arrests in connection to this robbery have been made.  Police are still seeking additional suspects.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halton Regional Police Service Robbery Task Force Unit at 905 825 4747 ext. 2416 or Detective Michael Maltar at 905 825 4747 ext. 2417.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.  "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Original Release:

The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating a bank robbery that took place at the Royal Bank (RBC) located at 1055 Bronte Street South in Milton.

Police were called to the branch just before 6:00 pm on January 22, 2020 after four masked suspects entered the bank with guns and forced customers to the ground before stealing personal items such as wallets and cell phones. The suspects also demanded cash from bank staff at gunpoint and fled the scene in an older model blue hatchback northbound on Bronte Street South. The vehicle has since been recovered by police.

The suspects are described as:

  • One white male
  • Three black skinned or brown skinned males
  • All dressed in black with masks or scarves covering their faces

No physical injuries were sustained during the robbery.

Police are asking anyone with information or dash cam video from the area near the time of the robbery to contact the Halton Regional Police Service Robbery Task Force Unit at 905 825 4747 ext. 2416 or Detective Michael Maltar at 905 825 4747 ext. 2417.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers.  "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Victim Services is also available to victims of the robbery or for those seeking assistance. More information on this service can be found at: https://haltonpolice.ca/about/victimservices/contact.php