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Police nab Granum ATB robbery suspect

A 44-year-old Calgary man is charged in connection with an armed robbery at ATB Financial in Granum along with six other bank robberies.

The RCMP Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit arrested the man June 23 in connection with seven separate robberies between August 2019 and April 2020.

The robberies occurred in Granum, Caroline, Vauxhall on two separate occasions, Trochu, Calgary and Magrath.

The Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit worked with the local RCMP detachments as well as other partner agencies during the investigation. 

A search conducted at a storage locker resulted in the seizure of an SKS rifle and $2,750 in US currency.

Jesse Damond Morton is been charged with 21 offences including seven counts each of robbery and wearing a disguise during the commission of an offence.

Morton is also charged with two counts of using a firearm during the commission of an offence , pointing a firearm and possession of a prohibited weapon

A judicial release hearing was conducted Thursday and Morton remains in custody. He will be appear in Airdrie provincial court on July 23.

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