Bench warrants issued for two men accused of ATM theft in April
Two of the four men accused of possession of stolen property in connection with an ATM heist earlier this year are at large.
Moose Jaw Provincial Court heard on Tuesday that Robert Keith Hill, 36, of Keg River, had not made contact with his defence counsel, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Brian James Hunt, 48, of Edmonton also has an outstanding warrant, issued May 3. At around 8:45 a.m. April 1, Moose Jaw RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle southwest of the city. When they arrived in the area, they found four men in possession of two ATMs and a large sum of cash. The men were all arrested, at the time, for possession of property obtained by crime.
Once it was determined that the ATMs were in fact the ones reported stolen from Mosaic Place hours earlier, RCMP turned the investigation over to the Moose Jaw Police.
The court heard that Norman Russell Daniels, 50, of Edmonton has been in hospital in Alberta, and so was unable to enter a plea as of Tuesday. The fourth man, Brian James Hunt, 48, of Edmonton, was sentenced to six months for the charge of breaking and entering, as well as three months — to be served consecutively — for being at large without an excuse. He was given credit for four-and-a-half months time spent in remand, so will serve a further four-and-a-half months starting June 28.