RCMP officers in Sanich, B.C., have identified 22-year-old twin brothers Matthew and Isaac Ochterlony as two armed bank robbers who were killed in a shootout by police on Tuesday.
Six police officers were injured in a shooting late Tuesday at the Bank of Montreal in Sanich on South Vancouver Island.
Police also said they had to dispose of the explosive devices that were in the vehicle belonging to the suspects on Thursday.
The Ochterlony brothers, both 22, were from Duncan, BC, on central Vancouver Island. According to the RCMP, neither of the brothers had a criminal record; They didn’t know the police before.
“There are still many questions and investigation efforts that are needed to fully understand what happened and why,” the CPL said. Alex Berube at the Saturday news conference.
“The motive behind the armed robbery and subsequent shootout with the police is yet to be determined.”
Tuesday’s shooting is being investigated by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crimes Unit (VIIMCU). Concurrently, an investigation has also been initiated by the Independent Investigation Office, the oversight body that reviews all police actions that result in death or serious harm.
Berube said police have spoken to the family of the suspects, who are cooperating with the investigation. According to Berube, the BC Coroner’s Service identified the brothers on Friday.
Police said they are still looking for public suggestions about the suspects’ car, a white 1992 Toyota Camry with two black racing stripes on the hood and roof.
They are asking anyone with any information about the brothers or their car to contact VIIMCU at 250-380-6211.