Bank robbery suspect adjourned for a month in Alberta to deal with BC charges

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A man accused of robbing several banks across three provinces has adjourned his Alberta charges until October while he deals with the court on BC charges – as reported by the Lethbridge Herald.

Shaun Christopher Cornish made an appearance Thursday in Lethbridge’s provincial court, where his lawyer asked for an adjournment to October 9th.

Greg White told court Cornish’s lawyer in BC needs more time to assist Cornish, which has been difficult while the he is in custody another province over.

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White said he needs to ‘see what happens’ here before deciding how to proceed with the Alberta charges.

The accused was denied bail in March – despite the court being assured he would live with his mother in BC if given so.

26-year-old Cornish was arrested after banks in communities across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan were robbed this past winter.

The first in a string of robberies occurred more than a month earlier in Princeton, BC last December. Eight days later, it’s believed the same man held up a Vernon financial institution, followed by robberies at banks in High River, Merritt, BC, Swift Current, Sask., Lethbridge, Claresholm, Langley, BC, and Dawson Creek, BC.

The robbery in Lethbridge involved a man entering the bank just before 6 PM, approaching a teller with a firearm and demanding money. None of the other employees and customers in the bank were harmed.

Cornish was arrested in Grande Prairie, days after a bank was robbed in Dawson Creek in January.

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