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Durham police offer reward after Pickering bank distraction theft


Durham Regional Police have released details of two suspects involved in a bank distraction theft in Pickering.

Suspects allegedly stole $1,500 from victim’s bank card: Durham police

Police cruiser parked in front of Pickering Casino.
On Feb. 11, a victim using an ATM vestibule was approached by two men who asked for the victim’s help and allegedly stole his bank card and $1,500. (Mehrdad Nazarahari/CBC)

Durham Regional Police Service released details of two suspects involved in a bank distraction theft in Pickering. 

On Feb. 11, around 2:25 p.m., a person was at a Bank of Montreal ATM vestibule at 1360 Kingston Rd. when two men approached them and asked for assistance using the ATM, according to a news release Monday. 

Police say the suspects then allegedly stole the victim’s bank card and withdrew $1,500. 

Police described the first suspect as a white man between the ages of 30 and 40, approximately six feet tall, with a heavy build. They described the second suspect as a white man, between the ages of 50 and 60, approximately five feet five inches tall, with a small build.

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Durham police released a picture of the two suspects allegedly involved in a bank distraction theft in Pickering on Feb. 11. (Durham Regional Police)

Anyone with video or dash cam footage or information about this incident is asked to contact police or submit information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. 

Police said tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward. 


Saloni Bhugra joined CBC News as a Donaldson Scholar in May 2022. She has since worked with News Network, World Report, World This Hour, and CBC Calgary. Bhugra established a permanent CBC bureau in Lethbridge until she returned to Toronto and started working with Metro Morning. Bhugra is now CBC’s Brampton bureau reporter. Contact her by email at

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