Escaped inmate from Burnside jail arrested for bank robbery in Greenwood

Kings District RCMP has charged a man, who was unlawfully at large, with robbery after a bank was robbed in Greenwood.

On August 23, 2022, at approximately 12:10 p.m., Kings District RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at a bank on Central Ave. in Greenwood. RCMP officers determined that a man had entered the bank, armed with a knife, and demanded cash from an employee. The man was provided with cash and he then fled the bank on foot.

While investigating the robbery, RCMP officers were made aware that the same man had been at a restaurant on Pickering Ln. in Greenwood, where he had failed to pay for the meal that he had consumed. The failure to pay for food had occurred a few minutes prior to the armed robbery.

A description of the man was provided by both the bank employee and the employee at the restaurant.

At approximately 1:20 p.m., RCMP officers located the man on Laurentian Pl. in Kingston, where he was safely arrested. During a search of the man, incidental to arrest, officers located some of the cash that had been obtained in the robbery. The man was transported to the Kings East Detachment (New Minas) where he was held in custody overnight.

Ryan Taylor Wilband, 43, of Greenwood, has been charged with the following:

  • Robbery;
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose;
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime;
  • Theft under $5,000

Wilband appeared in Kentville Provincial Court today and was remanded into custody. He will return to Kentville Provincial Court on August 31, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

Wilband was also wanted for being unlawfully at large after he escaped from a provincial correctional facility.

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