Toronto police looking for 'lunchtime bandit' after string of bank robberies

Dec 22 2016, 1:33 am

Toronto police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man for a string of five bank robberies.

The robberies began on November 21, with the latest occurring on December 17, and all have been around the lunch hour resulting in police calling the suspect the “lunchtime bandit.”

On December 17, just after 1 pm, the suspect entered a bank on Yonge Street, just north of Lawrence Avenue West area. According to police, the suspect originally said he would be making a cheque deposit but then passed a hold-up note demanding specific denominations of cash and fled.

The first four robberies took place between November 21 to December 1, all of which took place on Yonge Street, between Davisville Avenue and Lawrence Avenue West, according to the Toronto Police Services.

The man is described as being in his early 20s, and 5’10” – 6′ tall.

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 bank robberies investigation/Toronto Police

Security images of the “lunchtime bandit”/Toronto Police

Security images of the man wanted in five robberies/Toronto Police

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