A grandpa bank robber sentenced to two years in prison

News 7 March, 2018
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    Éric Thibault

    Tuesday, the 6th of march 2018 11:00

    Wednesday, 7 march, 2018 00:26

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    A retiree 65 years of age, who was unaware that the police spied on while his accomplices, and he planned a bank robbery, has been sentenced to two years in prison yesterday.

    “I did something very stupid and I have to take responsibility,” said Gary Marsden to the court before receiving his sentence, at the palais de justice of Montreal.

    In the fall of 2015, the resident of Lachute in the Laurentians, hoped to make a big money by becoming the new driver of a gang of suspected robbers are suspected of stealing more than$ 2 Million during a series of hold-up. It didn’t happen as planned.

    Spies spied

    At the time, the unit of the major crimes of the Montreal police investigated already for several months in order to trap this gang of “old timers” that were attributed to six armed robberies of bank branches and vans armored, between December 2013 and January 2015, in the montreal region.

    The investigators had four suspects in their sights when the Honda Accord Marsden, retired from the field of construction, has been observed during an operation of spinning.

    The Journal has learned that Marsden and two other suspects were preparing their theft by making night surveillance near an RBC branch located at the mall Les Jardins Dorval. They wanted to know at what time the conveyors of funds from the Garda came to take delivery of cash at this place.

    However, they never realized that they themselves were controlled by the police, who raised the evidence at their expense.

    For a debt

    In addition, a microphone that the police had installed in the vehicle of a suspect was allowed to record conversations incriminating Marsden, hired to drive the Dodge Caravan in which the robbers were fleeing.

    Among others, Marsden mentioned that he had a debt of $ 10,000 and his accomplice replied to her not to do so because they were ” going to make money soon “. They were all arrested before taking action, in December 2015.

    “You were like the fifth wheel of the coach “, said the judge, André Vincent, evoking the degree of involvement of Marsden within the band.

    The other four accused in the case, including three other customers, are still waiting for their trial.