Michael Syrnyk began his criminal life as a clumsy hold-up man wearing a woman's wig, fleeing a bank scared and empty-handed. Seven years later, he had morphed into Winnipeg's notorious Yuletide Bandit, a cold and calculating rebel not afraid to wage war with armoured truck guards during numerous public shootouts.
Michael Syrnyks crime spree took him through Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg from 1995 to 2002. Syrnyk held up 9 armoured cars, 11 banks and 8 other businesses; stole 100 cars, shot a police officer, took a prostitute hostage and was finally captured in a brothel in Winnipegs red light district.
The Yuletide Bandit takes you deep inside the head of an unlikely and unforgettable serial criminal.