Man arrested, charged after allegedly robbing Main Street bank

A 44-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly robbing a Main Street bank last week.

The incident took place Jan. 14, when shortly after 1 p.m., Flin Flon RCMP received a call of a robbery at the RBC Royal Bank. A man had entered the business and demanded money from a teller, saying he had a firearm (though no firearm was seen during the proceedings) and had an explosive device in a carrying bag. The man left the scene with cash, dropped his bag at the bank and ran off. 

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Once police arrived, the bag was secured, finding that it did not contain an explosive device. Police spoke with witnesses and were able to recognize the suspect - in fact, one officer had spoken with the suspect earlier that afternoon.

The next day, around 10:15 a.m., Creighton RCMP picked up the suspect, identified by Manitoba RCMP in a press release as 44-year-old Marcel Sewap, a Flin Flon resident. Sewap was picked up at a home in Denare Beach. 

In relation to the incident, Sewap now faces charges of robbery and uttering threats and has been remanded into custody.

RCMP are continuing to investigate the incident.

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