LETHBRIDGE, A.B. – A 26-year-old charged with robbing nine banks in Western Canada, including a bank in Dawson Creek, could plead guilty.
According to the Lethbridge Herald, at a hearing Friday in Lethbridge, Shaun Cornish’s lawyer said the accused is in custody in B.C. and is considering a resolution proposal that could see him plead guilty. Earlier this week, Kamloops this Week, published an article stating new charges had been laid against Cornish.
Charges from Alberta and Saskatchewan may be waived to B.C. for resolution.
26-year-old Cornish was arrested after banks in communities across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan were robbed that ended January 15, 2015.
The first in a string of robberies occurred more than a month earlier in Princeton, B.C. in December 2014. Eight days later, it’s believed the same man held up a Vernon financial institution, followed by robberies at banks in High River, Merritt, B.C., Swift Current, Sask., Lethbridge, Claresholm, Langley, B.C., and Dawson Creek, B.C.
The robbery in Lethbridge involved a man entering the bank just before 6 PM, approaching a teller with a firearm and demanding money. None of the other employees and customers in the bank were harmed.
Cornish was arrested in Grande Prairie, days after a bank was robbed in Dawson Creek in January 2015.