Security officer, customer tackle armed Winnipeg bank robbery suspect

This is a great example of security and private citizens working together to neutralize a threat. The bottom line is that police cannot be everywhere, all the time. There will be times when businesses -- through security professionals -- and citizens must stand up and protect themselves. More than likely, had this not happened, the suspect would have continued his run of robberies and putting people in harm's way, considering he was armed.  -- IFPO.

From PrivateOfficerBreakingNews:

Winnipeg, Canada, December 14 219 -- A Winnipeg man has been charged with a string of recent bank robberies after a security guard and customer were able to wrestle a suspect to the ground during a robbery this week.

Police say the armed suspect, who had concealed his identity, walked into the bank in the 600 block of Notre Dame Avenue around 4:35 p.m. Wednesday.

He approached the counter with a knife and robbed both a 34-year-old customer who had been cashing a cheque and the bank.

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That’s when police say a customer and security guard sprang to action, taking the man to the ground and holding him until police arrived.

Police say the suspect is also responsible for a robbery at a bank in the 100 block of Lombard Place on Dec. 3, and another at a bank in the 1500 block of Ness Avenue Tuesday.

Lee Patterson, 53, is charged with four counts of robbery, three counts of wearing a disguise with intent, and possession of a weapon.

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