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Severn Township man arrested after robbing bank in Coldwater

Man, 59, walked into downtown bank in mid-afternoon and demanded cash from teller; Male was well known to bank employees
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SEVERN - The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested a male in relation to a robbery at a bank in the Village of Coldwater within the Township of Severn.

On Sept. 17, 2019 before 2 p.m. a male entered the bank stated it was a robbery requesting cash from the teller. The bank teller complied with the direction of the suspect who then left the bank with the money.

Police were called and a description of the male was given to police; the male was known to the employees. 

Shortly after the incident police arrested and charged 59-year-old Kenneth Macleod of Severn Township, with Robbery contrary to Section 344(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orillia on Nov. 5, 2019.

Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities.

Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).