Mark Brooks Lee will reportedly serve two years after being convincted in Nanaimo Provincial Court Nov. 22. — File Photo

Man convicted of robbery, stealing a car and fleeing from police in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Lee originally arrested for TD Bank robbery in Parksville on May 10

A man arrested in May after a robbery at the Parksville branch of TD Bank on May 10 has been convicted of robbery in Parksville, theft of a motor vehicle in Qualicum Beach, and flight from police in Nanoose Bay.

According to court documents, Mark Brooks Lee was found guilty in Nanaimo provincial court on Nov. 22 of these crimes, and taking/occupying a vehicle without the consent of the owner. He has been sentenced to two years in prison.

RELATED: RCMP snare alleged Parksville bank robber

After the May 10 TD Bank robbery, Oceanside RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse Foreman said police were able to identify Lee through security footage.

Foreman had said that, while no injuries were reported from that robbery, Lee “indicated that he had a gun, but nobody saw anything.”

Police later found a stolen brown 2015 Nissan Altima, that they suspected had been used during or after the robbery.

— NEWS Staff

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

RDN bylaw allows people experiencing homelessness to camp overnight in some parks

Board of directors unanimously passes park use regulations bylaw

Parksville council votes against OCP amendment, squashing 130 Shelly Rd. development

Vote comes almost a month after residents unanimously spoke out against plan

Reminder: Recycling collection changes coming March 1

PQB residents may have to travel to Nanaimo to drop off other recyclables such as glass, Styrofoam

Reporter takes to the skies: Qualicum Beach flight school now up and running

PQB News staffer Cloe Logan tries flying with instructor Mike Andrews

VIDEO: Wet’suwet’en supporters vow to keep protesting at B.C. legislature

Supporters say they will continue ongoing action to hold government accountable

VIDEO: Province promotes ‘lifting each other up’ on 13th annual Pink Shirt Day

Students, MLAs, community members gathered at B.C. Parliament Buildings Wednesday

Prepare for new coronavirus like an emergency, health minister advises

About 81,000 people around the world have now become ill with COVID-19

B.C. residents in Wet’suwet’en territory have right to police presence: Public Safety Minister

Nevertheless, Bill Blair said officials remain ‘very anxious’ for the barricades to come down

Winnipeg police investigating graffiti on RCMP and other buildings

Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen denounced the vandalism

Banned Nanaimo investment advisor accused of lying under oath to investigators

B.C. Securities Commission to schedule hearing in March

Nanaimo woman to compete in new season of ‘Big Brother Canada’

Carol Rosher, a cancer survivor, is one of 16 houseguests appearing on reality TV show

B.C. seniors’ watchdog calls for better oversight after recent problems at Retirement Concepts care homes

‘There is no financial incentive right now to be a good operator’ - Isobel Mackenzie

Blockade reroutes traffic on Pat Bay Highway

About 80 people from four major Peninsula First Nations blocking major highway

Most Read