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Two men arrested in a series of bank robberies,
Downtown Toronto and East York areas,
Two men wanted



Broadcast time: 11:30
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Unit: Hold Up
Phone: 416-808-7350
Case #: 2021-716759


The Toronto Police Service’s Hold Up Squad would like to make the public aware of two arrests in relation to a bank robbery investigation.

Between Monday, April 19, 2021 and Thursday, April 22, 2021, four bank robberies were committed in the downtown Toronto and East York areas.

It is alleged that:

- in each robbery, several men travelled in a vehicle to the bank

- one of the men entered the bank while the others waited nearby acting as lookouts

- the man inside the bank approached the teller and said he had a gun and made a demand for cash

- the man took cash before fleeing the scene in the vehicle with the other men

Members of the Hold Up Squad started an investigation and were able to identify the men.

It is further alleged that:

- the Hold Up Squad conducted a search warrant and located a quantity of cash stolen during the robbery and some clothing worn by the men during the robbery


On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Justin Smith, 26, of Sault Ste. Marie, was arrested and charged with:

1. three counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2. three counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Donald Lafleur, 55, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Conspiracy to Commit Indicatable Offence

The both appeared in court virtually at College Park Court, on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 10 a.m., room 507.


Keith Kellman, 33, of no fixed address, is wanted for:

1. four counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2. four counts of Disguise with Intent
3. three counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
4. twelve counts of Fail to Comply Probation

He is described as 5’7” and 150 lbs., his photograph has been released.

Jesse Pelletier, 37, of no fixed address, is wanted for:

1. three counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2. three counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
3. six counts of Fail to Comply Probation

He is described as: 5’10” and 190 lbs., his photograph has been released.

Both wanted men are considered dangerous. If seen, do not approach and call 9-1-1.

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, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Acting Inspector Shawn Getty, Hold Up




Two men arrested in a series of bank robberies,
Downtown Toronto and East York areas,
Two men wanted



Keith Kellman, 33, wanted
Above: Keith Kellman, 33, wanted




Two men arrested in a series of bank robberies,
Downtown Toronto and East York areas,
Two men wanted



Jesse Pelletier, 37, wanted
Above: Jesse Pelletier, 37, wanted