Joey Cramer, from Canada, starred as the lead David in Flight of the Navigator in 1986.
Cramer, now 42, is facing charges including robbery, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, failing to stop for a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The latter two charges stem from an incident the day after the robbery, when Cramer allegedly fled in a vehicle.
Constable Harrison Mohr from the Sunshine Coast Royal Canadian Mounted Police said: â€œDespite 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. We hope that the community feels safer now that the suspect has been apprehended.â€
A man held up the bank last Thursday wearing a wig of shoulder length hair, a bandana and sunglasses and demanded money before fleeing on foot, CBC News reports.
Cramer has not acted in a mainstream production since the 1990s when he also starred in two episodes of Murder She Wrote.