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Twin brothers identified as armed bank robbers killed by police in Saanich, British Columbia

RCMP police officers in Saanich, British Columbia, 22-year-old twin brothers Matthew and Isaac Ohter as two armed bank robbers who were killed by police in a gun battle on Tuesday. I have identified Ronnie.

Six police officers were injured in a gun battle at the Bank of Montreal in Saanich, southern Vancouver Island late Tuesday morning .

Police also said Thursday that they had to dispose of theexplosive device on the vehicle associated with the suspect.

 The Auchterlonie brothers (22) were from Duncan, British Columbia, in central Vancouver Island. Neither of the siblings had a criminal record, according to the RCMP. They were not known to the police before .

"There are still many questions and research efforts that need to be made to fully understand what happened and why," Cpl said. Alex Belbe at a press conference on Saturday.

"The motive behind the armed robbery and the subsequent exchange of gunshots with police has not yet been determined."

Tuesday's shooting investigation was conducted by the Vancouver Island Integrated Crime Unit. (VIIMCU) is taking the lead. At the same time, an investigation was initiated by the Independent Investigation Bureau, an independent investigation agency that investigates all police actions that cause death or serious harm.

A white sedan car with black racing stripes painted vertically over the hood and roof.
British Columbia, a white 4-door car police identified as the 1992 Toyota Camry with black racing stripes on the hood and roof. Seen in Saanich, British Columbia. on tuesday. Police say the car has something to do with the suspect and is seeking public advice. (Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit)

Belbe said police had spoken to the family of the suspect who was cooperating in the investigation. According to Belbe, the coroner service identified the brothers on Friday.

Police are still looking for public tips on the suspect's car, a white 1992 Toyota Camry with two black racing stripes on the hood and roof. Said.

They are asking their siblings or anyone who has information about their car to contact the VII MCU at 250-380-6211.