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Man, 58, charged in bank robbery investigation,
Burnhamthorpe Road and Renforth Drive area,
Toronto and British Columbia

Broadcast time: 14:53
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hold Up

Case #: 2017-3055198

Toronto Police Service Hold Up would like to make the public aware of an arrest and charges laid for a bank robbery.

It is alleged that:

- on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 3 p.m., a man entered a bank near Burnhamthorpe Road and Renforth Drive

- the man approached the customer service kiosk and placed a shopping bag in front of the teller

- the man displayed a firearm, pointed it at the victim, then made a demand for cash

- he received a quantity of money and fled

- police attended the area and the man was arrested nearby

- the man was also wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for bank robberies in British Columbia

On Thursday, November 23, 2017, Brian Kavanagh, 59, of no fixed address, was charged with:

1) Robbery
2) Use Imitation Firearm
3) Point Firearm
4) Theft Under

He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 10 a.m. , room 205.

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 Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Acting Inspector Domenic DiPassa, Hold Up