Male arrested after feeling from a bank - police call in the canine unit - catch the suspect fleeing on a bike he had stolen.

Crime 100By Staff

May 26th, 2106


On May 25th 2016 at approximately 2:32 PM, police responded to the Royal Bank at 2025 William O’Connell Blvd. in Burlington for a male trying to open a bank account with fraudulent identification.

Police located the male inside the bank and while the male was being escorted to a private office, the male turned and ran from the bank. He continued to flee on foot north on William O’Connell Blvd, west on Waterbridge Dr. where he then hopped a fence which led him to the rear of a townhouse complex located at 2039 Upper Middle Rd.

Numerous police responded to the area where a perimeter was established while a canine track was conducted. The male was located and arrested approximately 25 minutes later as he attempted to leave the area on a bicycle which he had just stolen.

The male, identified as Robert Jason LAYCOCK (28-yrs) of Toronto was held for bail charged with the following offences:

• Fraud under $5000
• Personation with intent
• Obstruct peace officer
• Theft under $5000
• Breach Probation (2 counts)

Out on probation and the suspect walks into a bank trying to open an account under a false name – it wasn’t a savings account was it?

Anyone with information is asked to call the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2316, Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222 8477 (TIPS), through the web at, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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