Man faces 60 charges related to bank robberies across Alberta

A Wetaskiwin man arrested in Camrose is believed to be linked to 14 bank robberies across Alberta, including at least one in Red Deer. The man was arrested on Saturday at a Camrose financial institution at about noon. According to a release from the Edmonton Police Service, the arrest was made possible through intelligence sharing between several police agencies.

A Wetaskiwin man arrested in Camrose is believed to be linked to 14 bank robberies across Alberta, including at least one in Red Deer.

The man was arrested on Saturday at a Camrose financial institution at about noon. According to a release from the Edmonton Police Service, the arrest was made possible through intelligence sharing between several police agencies.

On March 13, Strathcona RCMP pulled over a vehicle matching the description of one observed by witnesses and video surveillance during the 14 robberies. Instead of arresting the individual, EPS robbery section detectives and Strathcona RCMP set up surveillance on the suspect and followed him to the Camrose financial institution.

“These crimes put the public at considerable risk throughout many different communities in the province,” said Supt. Gary Peck, officer in charge of the Strathcona County RCMP. “The ability to work seamlessly with agencies across multiple jurisdictions proved invaluable in preventing further occurrences and potential harm to the public.”

Christopher Allan Zubko, 52, faces 60 armed-robbery related charges laid by RCMP and EPS. According to a release, more charges may be laid against him