Man charged with four bank robberies


A man charged with four counts of robbery including two robberies in St. Albert will make his first appearance in court on Monday.

His bail has not been spoken to and he is still in custody.

St. Albert RCMP say the CIBC on St. Albert Trail was robbed Monday at 10 a.m. when a lone male demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash

On Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. a lone male entered the Scotiabank on Hebert Road and demanded money. He left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Less than two hours later a St. Albert RCMP cart patrol officer, with the assistance of St. Albert RCMP general duty officers, arrested, and later charged Travis William Jefferson, 22, of no fixed address

Jefferson faces four counts of robbery; two counts related to St. Albert CIBC and St. Albert Scotiabank, as well as two counts from the Edmonton area

In addition, Jefferson has been charged with two counts of failure to comply with an undertaking relating to previous matters from Westlock, Alta., and one count of resisting arrest arising from Jefferson’s arrest on Tuesday.

Jefferson entered a guilty plea on Nov. 28, 2013 for trafficking a controlled substance and was sentenced to 731 days in jail and had a lifetime firearm prohibition.

St. Albert RCMP continue to investigate these crimes and are working closely with Edmonton Police Services in regards to the robbery charges. As this investigation has developed, St. Albert RCMP now believe that a dark-coloured four-door GMC Jimmy may be involved in the robberies.

This new information is being released as this Jimmy was seen on the evening of Tuesday, July 25 but has not been located by police. It is described as having rust around the wheel wells and bears Alberta licence E19552.

If this vehicle is seen, police advise do not approach the vehicle or anyone associated with it. Immediately report the location of the vehicle to your local police.

This is the second time banks have been robbed in the city this year. In May, Perry James Marsh, 55, was charged in connection with an armed robbery at the Bank of Montreal on Hebert Road. Last year there were no bank robberies in the city.

If you have information about this incident, please call the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).


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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2016. She writes about municipal, provincial and federal politics; court and crime; general news and features.