Salmon Arm Man Charged In Edmonton Armoured Guard Robberies And Bank Explosions

A Salmon Arm man has been arrested and charged in connection with two armoured guard robberies and bank explosions in Edmonton.

38 year old Justin Byron was detained on Monday at Edmonton International Airport.

He's facing 16 charges relating to two bomb attacks on armoured guards at Edmonton banks in 2018.

Edmonton Police believe their suspect was planning another attack, and are thanking Salmon Arm RCMP for what they say was a key role in the investigation.

Salmon Arm's Staff Sergeant Scott West says that this case is connected to a recent search South of Salmon Arm "I can confirm that a recent search of a Grandview Bench Road address was connected to that Edmonton Police Service investigation."

As for what was found on the property, West says "We found evidence pertaining to their investigation. I'm not at liberty to discuss the exact things that we found."

Charges against Justin Byron include four counts of using an explosive device, and two counts of robbery with a firearm.

He's set to appear in court on Friday.

You can read the full release from Edmonton Police via this link.