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Men accused of bank break-in with heavy equipment appear in court

Cory Quilty, 41 and Jamie Kennedy, 40 — both of Paradise — appeared in provincial court in St. John’s Saturday. They are charged in relation to a break-in at the Bank of Montreal on Newfoundland Drive early in the morning. Heavy equipment was used in the break-in that occurred at the bank's drive-thru ATM.
Cory Quilty, 41 and Jamie Kennedy, 40 — both of Paradise — appeared in provincial court in St. John’s Saturday. They are charged in relation to a break-in at the Bank of Montreal on Newfoundland Drive early in the morning. Heavy equipment was used in the break-in that occurred at the bank's drive-thru ATM. - Glen Whiffen

UPDATE: Cory Quilty, 41 and Jamie Kennedy, 40 — both of Paradise — appeared in provincial court in St. John’s Saturday on a number of charges related to a break-in with the use of heavy equipment at the Bank of Montreal on Newfoundland Drive in St. John’s earlier in the morning.

The RNC says about 4:30 a.m. officers with RNC’s operational patrol services division, police dog service and forensic identification section responded to a commercial alarm at the bank where it was confirmed a break and enter had occurred using heavy equipment.

Soon after the RNC initiated a traffic stop on the Trans Canada Highway, subsequently arresting Quilty and Kennedy.

Kennedy is facing break and enter, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime, public mischief, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and other firearms offences. 

Quilty is charged with break and enter, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime and other firearms offences. 

Both accused have been remanded into custody until Monday at which time they will be back in provincial court for bail hearings.

UPDATE:

The RNC say they have arrested a 40-year-old male and a 41-year-old male in relation to a fourth bank smash-and-grab at the BMO bank on Newfoundland Drive this morning.

The 40-year-old man was arrested and charged with multiple crimes including break and enter, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime, public mischief, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and other firearms offences. The 41-year-old man was arrested and charged with break and enter, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime and other firearms offences.

The RNC says shortly after the incident, they initiated a traffic stop on the Trans-Canada highway and then subsequently arrested two men in the East end of St. John’s

Both men are scheduled to appear in provincial court this afternoon and Telegram is at court awaiting their appearance.

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has arrested two males as a result of the break and entry into the BMO bank located at 370 Newfoundland Dr. in St. John's early this morning.

The two accused will make a court appearance this morning. 

Anyone who may have information pertaining to this or any other crime is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com. 

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(Earlier story)

St. John’s, N.L. — The RNC is on the scene investigating yet another incident of a heavy equipment smash and grab at a bank.

The police responded to the Bank of Montreal on Newfoundland Drive to an alarm around 4:30 this morning to find that a piece of heavy equipment was used to gain entry to an ATM.

The building was considerably damaged.

The RNC is actively investigating the matter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC (709) 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at nlcrimestoppers.com

The Telegram is following this story and will update when new information is received.


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