UPDATED: Bank robbery in Westville

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WESTVILLE - Around 11 a.m., Westville Police received a 911 call of an armed robbery at the Scotiabank on Main Street, Westville. 



Westville Policing Service stated in a press release that the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle before police arrived. 



The suspect, a 30-year-old Westville male and vehicle was apprehended a short time later at exit 18 outside Truro.

Westville police were assisted by Stellarton Police, Pictou County Street Crime Unit and RCMP.

Police continue to investigate this incident.

Westville police chief Donald Hussher praised the cooperation among police departments.

"We got the word out quick and everybody responded and we were able to apprehend him quickly," Hussher said.

Geographic location: Westville

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  • explaIN PLEASE FALED WHY
    August 12, 2013 - 23:47

    fast work on behalf of the RCMP

  • stacy conners
    August 08, 2013 - 08:13

    he likely needed the money to pay his taxes on his home here in this town

  • john
    August 08, 2013 - 05:51

    small town but the RCMP proved they are quite able to catch you on a speed chase after a bank robbery

  • just thinking
    August 07, 2013 - 21:25

    Westville is getting to be as bad as Halifax I could have been coming out of the sally ann when this robbery was taken place

  • Clyde
    August 07, 2013 - 20:10

    If your going to rob a bank, you have to plan it out.Sounds like this guy had no plan at all. Captured in the same car?

  • jay
    August 07, 2013 - 19:17

    Westville is unfortunatly the modern result of a small town that was built on family owned small business and hard work that was shut down by big box stores in new glasgow. There is not alot to be proud of anymore besides what our fore fathers had once built and the pride the town once had. But i will say being from westville...if i was to see this in progress i still have enough pride to grab this individual and show him my own westville justice. He will be better off if the police find him then if i had of

  • Sean
    August 07, 2013 - 18:45

    Glad they got him. Guessing he's not from this area. Look at the steps: 1. Robbed bank in a community that is quiet. The 104 is not overly populated and SURE it would be easy to spot him. 2. It was on the Radio locally and everybody knew - no way he'd get away. Given the time of day, most people are on the road around here. 3. Got caught. Roads are patrolled by the RCMP and the local communities each have a police force, so yes - How could he escape. Rock on man!! Cops got the bad guy and no one was killed in the process.

  • danny grant
    August 07, 2013 - 17:56

    we were going to work when we saw cop cars around town driving fast we thought they were going to tim hortons

  • george bailey
    August 07, 2013 - 17:52

    would not get much money in Westville lol

  • Sarah
    August 07, 2013 - 17:48

    Pretty sure it has nothing with needing to "get by"!

  • Leftpcforthewest
    August 07, 2013 - 14:23

    It's really sad that people have to resort to bank robbery just to get by in PC. I'm glad I got my family out of there.

    • dontbeayuppy
      August 07, 2013 - 17:21

      I wouldn't blame this on pc.... that's just foolish, I'm doing amazing for being in NS and living in PC, also I have no desire to leave, and I'm a tradesmen.

    • scott
      August 07, 2013 - 17:48

      no a bank robbery has NEVER happened in the west. Check statistics and you will find there are far more where you live. absolute foolish comment.

    • Stating Facts
      August 08, 2013 - 09:07

      Actually, according to statistics, over 60% of bank robberies occur in large cities, many of which are in the 'West'. This is mainly because of the fact that they have more banks per capita, and would also have more money to rob. If you actually did some research before you wrote a bias comment, then you have found that Statistics Canada reports that the highest number of robberies occur in Western Canada, with many of its cities having a way above average of police reported robberies. Honestly, PC is a lot less likely to have a robbery than say Calgary, Edmonton, or any other city out West. Just because one small robbery occur, it doesn't mean that it's an everyday occurrence in PC, or that anywhere in Canada is safer than it. And knowing the cost of living out west, there's no wonder it has a higher robbery rate.