One man, two banks

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Chatham-Kent police say a man, minutes after being released from custody, tried to hold up one bank and managed to rob another one in downtown Chatham this morning.

According to police, officers arrested a man shortly before 9 a.m. He was wanted for failing to attend court to provide a DNA sample.

The DNA order was completed and the man was released at 9:55 a.m., with a future court date.

Just 13 minutes later, police responded to a robbery attempt at the CIBC Bank on King Street in Chatham. A man presented a note to the teller, but fled before getting any cash.

Fast forward 12 more minutes: Police are called to a second robbery just down the street. This one was at Scotia Bank on King Street.

Police say the man presented a note to the teller and was given an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was physically injured during either incident.

Through investigation, police identified the suspect as the same man who was just released from custody.

Ten minutes after getting the call to Scotia Bank, officers located the man and he was taken into custody at 10:30 a.m.

A 31-year-old Chatham man has been charged with two counts of robbery. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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