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Man charged with attempted armed bank robbery has appearance in Saskatoon court

Justin Williment is accused of trying to rob a bank in Dodsland
Justin Williment is charged with attempting to rob a bank and assaulting a woman in two separate incidents.

SASKATOON – A man accused of attempting to rob a bank and assaulting a woman in two separate incidents had an appearance scheduled in Saskatoon Provincial Court Thursday.

Defence Barb Degenstien waived 30-year-old Justin Williment’s attendance. Degenstien told the court that she had just received extensive disclosure Thursday morning and needs to send it to Williment who is currently at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.

Williment, who is from Eatonia, faces numerous charges in the two separate incidents. 

He was arrested on Oct. 20 and charged with a June 7 attempted bank robbery. According to Kindersley RCMP, Williment smashed the glass of the front door of a bank in Dodsland after it was closed and entered it with a firearm and demanded cash. None of the employees were injured and he fled empty handed.

Police say that Williment fled in a truck, which he allegedly stole from a rural property near Dodsland.

Rosetown and Biggar RCMP, Saskatchewan RCMP Police Dog Services, and Saskatoon Police Service’s Air Support Unit assisted in the initial investigation.

Williment was charged with armed robbery, using a firearm during an indictable offence, two counts of possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence, possession of stolen property over $5,000, and failing to comply with an undertaking.

Williment is also charged in relation to an incident on July 15 when a woman was allegedly taken in a truck to an unknown rural location near Kerrobert and assaulted. The female was taken to hospital with injuries.

In that incident, Williment was charged with forcible confinement and assault causing bodily harm.

Degenstien told the court that all of the charges are Kindersley matters and they will be waived there. Williment is scheduled to enter a plea and election on Dec. 14 in Kindersley Circuit Court.

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