Orangeville Police investigate robbery at west-end RBC bank

May 13, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Mike Baker

The Orangeville Police Service is investigating a robbery that occurred last Thursday evening at the RBC located on Broadway at C Line.

On Thursday, May 2, at about 7:45 p.m., police received a report that a robbery had just occurred at the RBC located in the Springbrook Plaza, 489 Broadway.

An RBC staff member reported that a man had entered the front door of the bank and approached the customer service counter. The man handed a piece of paper to a customer service representative. The bank employee responded by turning over a quantity of cash to the man, who exited the building through the front door. It is unknown which direction the suspect fled and whether he left the area on foot or in a vehicle.

The suspect is described as male, black, believed to be in his mid-20’s, approximately 6’ tall, heavy build, curly black hair possibly tied in a top bun, with scruffy facial hair, an earring in his left ear and dark frame mirrored sunglasses. He was wearing a black zippered windbreaker with a hood and a “Kappa” logo on the left chest and both shoulders, dark blue jeans rolled up to the knees and low-cut black “Van” shoes with white piping. He was seen holding a cell phone in a pink or orange case.

Police are continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone who might have witnessed the suspect in the area or who can assist with identifying the suspect.

Anyone who has further information is asked to contact Orangeville Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

Police Week to be celebrated

The Orangeville Police Service is inviting the public to join in celebrating Police Week in Orangeville May 12 to 18.

The Police Week celebrations will include various activities at OPS Headquarters, 390 C Line:

• onday, May 13, the OPS will offer a Child Identification Clinic from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• uesday, May 14, Chief Wayne Kalinski and Deputy Chief Leah Gilfoy will welcome members of the public to meet with them in the OPS Board Room to discuss any policing issues in Orangeville. Questions will also be received and answered via Social Media during the two hour event!

• ednesday, May 15, a Child Car Seat Inspection Clinic will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• hursday, May 16, a New Driver Awareness Information Session will be offered to members of the community from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Constable Shawn Latimer will discuss how best to prepare yourself as a new driver including a recap of the rules of the road, recent changes to the Highway Traffic Act and Cannabis Act. (Please contact OPS to reserve your spot for this session as it will be limited to 30 participants. Call 519-941-2522 ext 2221 or email

• riday, May 17, another “Coffee with the Chief” session 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s 23 Broadway location.

The OPS looks forward to welcoming the public to 390 C Line for the events of Police Week.

Impaired driving charge

Orangeville Police Service has arrested and charged a 28-year-old Brampton man with Impaired Driving after police received a report of erratic driving Monday night. 

On Monday, May 6, 2019, at approximately 10:56 p.m., police received a complaint of a black Subaru driving erratically on Highway 10 northbound from Caledon. Police located and stopped the vehicle on Riddell Road near the intersection of Townline. 

As a result of the police investigation, Rajdeep Singh Sahota, 28, of Brampton, was arrested and charged with Operation While Impaired by Alcohol and Drugs and Operation While Impaired with Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80. 

The accused man received a mandatory 90 day licence suspension and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. He is scheduled to appear in court in Orangeville on May 21, 2019 to answer to the allegations. 

The Orangeville Police Service wishes to thank the vigilant members of the public who help keep our roads safe by reporting erratic and possible impaired drivers.

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