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Police sought assistance with bank robbery investigation,
Security camera images of man released,
Man arrested, faces two charges

Broadcast time: 06:56
Friday, February 24, 2017

Hold Up

Case #: 2017-212551

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Toronto Police Service Hold Up sought the public's assistance identifying a man involved in a bank robbery investigation.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, at 12:16 p.m., a man entered a bank inside the Jane Finch Mall.

It is alleged that:

- the man entered a bank and handed the teller a hold-up note

See previous release.

Information leading to his arrest was generated by a tip after suspect images were posted in a news release.

It is further alleged that:

- on Thursday, December 15, 2016, a man entered a Money Mart in the Tapscott Road and Neilson Road area

- he produced a note demanding a quantity of cash but he then fled without obtaining anything

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Hold Up arrested Kirk Stephenson, 25, of Toronto. He was charged with:

1) two counts of Robbery

He appeared in court at 1000 Finch Avenue West on Thursday, February 23, 2017, room 306.

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