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Man, 53, facing four bank robbery charges



Broadcast time: 10:06
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hold Up
416-808-7350

Case #: 2017-1072427


Toronto Police Service Hold Up would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an investigation into four bank robberies.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., a man entered a bank in the Bloor Street West and Spadina Avenue area

- the man approached the teller wearing a baseball hat and sunglasses

- he made a verbal demand for money and reached into a reusable bag which he had placed on the counter, making the victim believe he had a weapon

- he obtained a quantity of money before fleeing

It is further alleged that:

- the same man robbed another bank on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 7 p.m., near Danforth Avenue and Woodbine Avenue

It is further alleged that:

- the same man robbed another bank on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., near Queen Street East and Wineva Avenue

It is further alleged that:

- the same man robbed another bank on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 2 p.m., near Queen Street East and Wheeler Avenue

On Friday, June 23, 2017, Paul Busch, 53, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1) four counts of Robbery

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, June 24, 2017, room 101.

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