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Assistance sought with several bank robberies,
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New security camera videos now available



Broadcast time: 13:35
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with several previously reported bank robberies.

See excerpt from Friday, February 3, 2017's news release:

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The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance with an investigation into two bank robberies.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 2:45 p.m., a man entered a bank in the Eglinton Avenue East/Laird Drive area

- disguised with a black wavy wig, dark sunglasses, and a baseball cap, he produced a hold-up note to the teller, indicating he was armed with a gun

- after obtaining money, he fled eastbound on Eglinton Avenue East, discarding an Exco Jeans jacket

It is further reported that:

- on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 7:10 p.m., the same man entered another bank in the same area

- disguised with a hat, hooded jacket and dark sunglasses, he again produced a hold-up note to the teller, indicating he was armed with a gun

- after obtaining money, he fled

The man is described as 5’9" - 6’, medium build. A security camera image is now available.

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See excerpt from Wednesday, March 29, 2017's news release:

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The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance locating a man wanted in a hold-up investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 3:40 p.m., a man entered a bank in the Danforth Avenue/Woodbine Avenue area

- wearing a large pair of dark sunglasses, he waited in line, then advised the teller he wanted to open an account

- the man then handed over a hold-up note demanding money and threatening everyone in the branch, written on the back of an ATM envelope

- he was given a quantity of money and quickly fled from the bank

The man is described as brown, in his early 20s, 5’8", 150 lbs., short hair.

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See excerpt from Tuesday, April 4, 2017's news release:

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The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance locating a man in relation to multiple bank robberies.

It is reported that:

- on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 1:20 p.m., a man held up a bank near Yonge Street and Grosvenor Street

- on Monday, February 13, 2017, at 11:35 a.m., the same man held up a bank near Yonge Street and Wellesley Street

- on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 9:40 a.m., the same man held up a bank near Bay Street and College Street

- in all three hold-ups, the man entered the banks wearing a baseball cap with different sports logos each time

- the man would wait in line, then produce a note to the teller indicating he was armed with a handgun, and demand money

It is further reported that:

- on Monday, January 30, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., the same man held up a bank near Queenston Road and Parkdale Avenue South, in Hamilton

He is described as 35-45, 6’-6’2", with a thin moustache.

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On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Hold Up Staff Inspector Mike Earl held a news conference.

The conference can be seen here.

During the conference, new security camera videos were released.

Watch security camera video from robbery on Sunday, March 12, 2017, here.

Watch security camera video from robbery on Thursday, November 17, 2016, here.

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


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Staff Inspector Mike Earl, Hold Up




Assistance sought with several bank robberies,
Update,
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Security camera image of suspect in Thursday, November 17, 2017's bank robbery
Above: Security camera image of suspect in Thursday, November 17, 2017's bank robbery




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Security camera image of suspect in robberies on Danforth
Above: Security camera image of suspect in robberies on Danforth




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New security camera videos now available



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Above: Security camera image of suspect in robberies on Danforth




Assistance sought with several bank robberies,
Update,
New security camera videos now available



Security camera  image of suspect in robberies in Toronto and Hamilton
Above: Security camera image of suspect in robberies in Toronto and Hamilton




Assistance sought with several bank robberies,
Update,
New security camera videos now available



Security camera image of suspect in robberies in Toronto and Hamilton
Above: Security camera image of suspect in robberies in Toronto and Hamilton




Assistance sought with several bank robberies,
Update,
New security camera videos now available



Security camera image of suspect in robberies in Toronto and Hamilton
Above: Security camera image of suspect in robberies in Toronto and Hamilton




Assistance sought with several bank robberies,
Update,
New security camera videos now available



Security camera image of suspect in robberies in Toronto and Hamilton
Above: Security camera image of suspect in robberies in Toronto and Hamilton