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Man, 50, faces eight charges in six bank robberies

Broadcast time: 08:30
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hold Up

Case #: 2018-286678

Toronto Police Service Hold Up would like to make the public aware of a man arrested for numerous bank robberies in the past month.

It is alleged that:

- between Monday, January 22, 2018, and Sunday, February 18, 2018, a man committed a total of six bank robberies in Toronto's west end

- during the robberies, the man passed the bank customer service representatives a hold-up note demanding money and, in some instances, he threatened the victims

On Sunday, February 18, 2018, John Castonguay, 50, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) six counts of robbery
2) Disguise with Intent
3) Utter Threats

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on February 19, 2018, 10 a.m., room 101.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Christine Warner, Hold Up