Police in Milton are praising a local teenager for her honesty after she turned over a large sum of cash she found. Halton Regional Police say the year-old was out walking in the area of Derry Road and Trudeau Drive Saturday evening when she noticed a package on the ground. The bag contained several bank deposit envelopes stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash, according to police.
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Kylie McDonald, 17, said she noticed a package on the ground in a Milton, Ont. McDonald immediately called her grandmother, who picked her up from the plaza and drove her to the local police station. Police quickly tracked the office down and the money was returned to its rightful and "grateful" owner. At 17 years old it's shocking to see. The Grade 12 student said she will be using the money to buy a computer that she had been saving up for.
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Published: February 20, After a rash of bank robberies in and around the GTA, security has been stepped up at many branches. Many GTA banks have stepped up security after an alarming spike in takeover-style heists allegedly involving gun-toting masked bandits as young as Although the new security measures have foiled some robberies, the frequency and level of violence employed by bandits have escalated during recent months. In the last week, seven victims have been injured — four of them in a terrifying holdup in Markham on Wednesday night. Laura Nicolle said, adding the robbers were armed with two handguns one a replica and a knife. A similar robbery Friday night in Durham Region saw two masked gunmen burst into a Scotiabank in Pickering demanding cash and pistol-whipping employees before fleeing empty-handed. In Peel Region, bank heists tripled from 15 in to 45 in , and commercial robberies more than doubled from 74 in to in Peel Regional Police announced last week that four males — two year-olds from Brampton, a year-old from Mississauga and a year-old from Toronto — were arrested for three robberies committed earlier this month. This handgun was allegedly seized when three suspects were arrested for a series of robberies in Mississauga and Toronto in February
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