Prolific offender nabbed for bank robbery

A prolific offender was arrested shortly after the Prospera Credit Union in downtown Chilliwack was robbed Friday, police say.

A prolific offender was arrested shortly after the Prospera Credit Union in downtown Chilliwack was robbed Friday, police say.

“The suspect was identified as being one of Chilliwack’s prolific offenders and was arrested without incident close to the scene,” said RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck.

“This really showcases the value and success of the Prolific Offender Program in Chilliwack,” she said.

Police said a male entered the bank at about 1:30 p.m. and passed a note to the teller demanding money.

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, but RCMP officers were able to identify the suspect based on a surveillance video from the credit union.

James Turnbull, 41, of Chilliwack, was arrested and remanded in court until Dec. 5.

The Prospera Credit Union located at 45820 Wellington Ave. has been a frequent robbery target.

It was robbed earlier this year in September, again in December 2010 and three times in November 2008 when it was one of a string of five credit unions robbed in the Fraser Valley.

Three suspects were eventually arrested by police.

One suspect, a Chilliwack man, was charged with three robberies and is scheduled for trial in April next year.

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