Toronto police looking for 'shoeless' bank robber (PHOTO)

Sep 23 2017, 1:01 am

Toronto police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who is wanted in several robbery investigations.

Police say that on Thursday, August 10 at 12:25 pm, a man walked into a bank in the Rexdale Boulevard and Kipling Avenue area in Etobicoke. He approached the teller and pulled out a long note from his pocket that demanded money.

After receiving the cash, the man fled on foot.

According to police, while running towards a waiting taxi, he somehow ran out of his all-black sneakers which were recovered by officers at the scene.

The “shoeless” bank robbery suspect has been described as in his early 20s, between 5’2” to 5’4”.

During the subsequent seven, west-end bank robberies, the man has worn dark sunglasses and a hooded sweater pulled over his head.

The robberies reportedly took place as follows:

– on Thursday, August 17 at 3 pm, in the Toryork Drive and Weston Road area
– on Tuesday, August 22 at 12:50 pm, in the Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West area
– on Thursday, August 31 at 3:10 pm, in the Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue West area
– on Friday, September 1, 2017, at 12:45 pm, in the Dufferin Street and Steeprock Drive area
– on Sunday, September 10 at 3:05 pm, in the St. Clair Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue area
– on Tuesday, September 19 at 10:55 am, another robbery took place in the St. Clair Avenue West and Lansdowne Avenue area
– on Tuesday, September 19 at 11:50 am, another robbery took place in the Eglinton Avenue West and Marlee Avenue area

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Security camera image of man wanted in robbery investigations/Toronto Police

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