Suspect in Alliston bank robbery subject of Canada-wide warrant

Police allege Marc Gauthier is in breach of his statutory release and was serving time for numerous robberies and other offences

A man suspected of a bank robbery in Alliston is the subject of a Canada-wide warrant as a result of what police say is their breach of statutory release.

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad says 54-year-old Marc Gauthier is serving a 41-year prison term for 16 counts each of robbery and robbery using a firearm, as well as numerous weapons charges, assault, break and enter, escape lawful custody and other offences.

OPP say he is a suspect in a bank robbery Tuesday at a CIBC branch on Young Street in Alliston, in which a man who appeared to have a firearm demanded money from a teller and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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R.O.P.E. says Gauthier is white, 5’7″, 176 pounds with brown hair (shaved bald), brown eyes and possibly clean-shaven. He occasionally wears glasses, and has several tattoos consisting of a tombstone and a heart on his left arm and a snake and a skull on his right arm.

He is known to frequent Barrie, Parry Sound and Quebec.

Nottawasaga OPP say if you spot Gauthier, do not approach him and call 911.

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