(West Shore RCMP)

Victoria Police have arrested 40-year-old Christopher Lee Lamoureux who was wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Langford last week.

A warrant for Lamoureux’s arrest was issued on Friday, September 27th after police identified him as a suspect in the robbery at the Royal Bank of Canada branch located at West Shore Town Centre on September 23rd.

See also: 40-year-old man sought in connection with RBC bank robbery in Langford earlier this week

At around 5 a.m. on September 25th, West Shore RCMP found Lamoureux sleeping inside a parked vehicle on Atkins Ave in Langford.

When they approached him and asked him to exit the vehicle so they could take him into custody, the suspect instead drove the car away towards Victoria.

Although RCMP chased the vehicle for some time, the pursuit was called off due to concern for public safety and Victoria Police were notified to be on the lookout for him and his vehicle.

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“Lamoureux is not a resident of the Greater Victoria Area, he is from New Westminster, which made it difficult for police to locate him,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar.

“Other police agencies in the area were notified to be on the lookout for Lamoureux while the West Shore RCMP followed up on several leads in attempts to locate and arrest him.”

Going for round two

It didn’t take much longer for the suspect to surface once more, however.

At around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 28th, police were called to attend a robbery at the Tim Hortons located at 845 Goldstream Ave in Langford.

No violence or weapons were produced by the suspect, but he demanded money from the employees and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

RCMP quickly identified Lamoureux as the suspect in this incident.

Third time’s the charm

In another incident, Victoria Police were alerted to a bank robbery in the 1000-block of Douglas Street on Saturday, September 28th just after 11 a.m.

According to witnesses, the suspect produced a bank note and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Much like the first robbery in Langford, no weapons or violence was involved.

While investigating an unrelated incident in the 800-block of Johnson Street just after 11 p.m., officers identified Christopher Lamoureux as the subject of an arrest warrant issued by West Shore RCMP.

He was taken into custody on Sunday, September 29th by Victoria Police and is currently being held in custody.

The investigation into all three incidents are ongoing and so far Lamoureux has been charged with 2 counts of robbery, one count of flight from police, and one count of dangerous driving.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2nd.