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Assistance sought identifying man wanted in four bank robberies,
Security camera images now available,
Man, 20, arrested and charged

Broadcast time: 11:38
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hold Up

Case #: 2016-2131525

The Toronto Police Service was seeking the public's assistance identifying a man wanted in an investigation into four bank robberies.

See previous release.

A news conference was held at police headquarters on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, with additional information about a fifth bank robbery.

See previous release.

Toronto Police Hold Up investigators would like to thank the public for their response following the news conference asking for assistance identifying the man responsible for these robberies.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, Michael Lilly, 20, of Toronto, was arrested for a series of five financial robberies. He was charged with:

1) five counts of Robbery

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 10 a.m., room 501.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Staff Inspector Mike Earl, Hold Up