A former child actor has been charged with carrying out a bank robbery in Canada. Deleriyes Joe Cramer, who starred in the 1986 film Flight of the Navigator, was arrested in connection with a robbery at Scotiabank in Sechelt.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported that a man entered the bank in disguise, wearing a wig, bandanna and sunglasses and demanded the cashier hand over money. According to CBC News, he then fled the scene, but authorities were able to identify him from surveillance footage.
In a statement, the police confirmed that the 42-year-old was taken into custody in Gibsons, British Columbia and has been charged with four offences including robbery, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, failure to stop for a police officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
"Despite the fact that a disguise was used during the robbery, the suspect was quickly identified by some of our officers, who had recently dealt with him on an unrelated matter," said Constable Harrison Mohr of the Sunshine Coast Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
"Here on the Sunshine Coast, robberies are extremely rare. We're fortunate that the officers were able to get the suspect into custody quickly. We hope that the community feels safer now that the suspect has been apprehended," he added.
Known professionally as Joey Cramer, the former child actor starred in several films including Runaway with Tom Selleck and The Clan of Cave Bear with Darryl Hannah. Aged 12, he played the lead role in his biggest box office hit Flight of the Navigator portraying a boy who embarks on an adventure with an alien spaceship. His last film role was on the 1987 TV movie Stone Fox.
While Cramer gave up the movies as an adult, it's not the first time that he has found himself on the wrong side of the law. According to Mail Online in 2011, he was accused of cashing fake cheques.
He is due to appear in court on 10 May at North Vancouver Provincial Court.