Former bank robber nabbed by bike squad

A man who committed four bank robberies in a two-week span back in 2007, is back behind bars after his latest run-in with Richmond Mounties.

Jacob Socolofsky was sentenced to 27 months in prison for the bank robberies, as well as disguising his face with intent and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Last Wednesday, the Richmond RCMP's bike squad found a stolen vehicle on the 9700 block of Bridgeport Road, where officers tried to arrest a man they later identified as Socolofsky. But he failed to stop for police, and fled the scene, and in doing so jeopardized the lives and safety of others using the roadway, Richmond RCMP Cpl. Sherrdean Turley said.

Then on Friday, Socolofsky was arrested near Garden City Road and Williams by officers from the Richmond RCMP's property crime unit. He remains in custody and has been charged with dangerous driving, resisting arrest, flight from a peace officer, and possession of stolen property valued at more than $5,000

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