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.
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