York Police have announced the charges against the man known as the “vaulter bandit”.
53 year old Jeffrey James Shuman was arrested in Geneva, Switzerland in September and ordered to be extradited back to Canada.
He was wanted for 21 bank robberies across Canada over the last 5 years and a warrant was issued for his arrest in July of 2015. The Canadian Bankers Association had also offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Shuman was given the nickname “The vaulter” because he would jump over bank counters to rob tellers.
The accused was taken into custody by officers from York and Peel Regional Police on Feb. 23 to be extradited back to Canada.
Shuman is now facing over 30 charges in connection with the 17 robberies in Ontario. There are still charges pending for the 4 robberies in Calgary.
He faces six counts of robbery, 11 counts of robbery with a firearm, 11 counts of use imitation firearm and two counts of disguise with intent.
His next court appearance is scheduled for March 11.