Suspect In Day-Long Robbery Spree

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 12:03 p.m. February 4, 2015

In a six-hour span on January 22, a man went on a robbery spree holding up three banks.

Two images one of the side view of a man another straight on with a baseball hat covering his face
Two views from security cameras of the suspect in three bank robberies

Police are now seeking the public’s help identifying the suspect in the three robberies committed between 2.15 and 7.55 p.m.

The first bank he held up is at  Royal York Rd. and La Rose Avenue.

The suspect approached the teller and handed her a note indicating he had a gun. After making a demand for money, he fled the scene without any cash.

Nearly two hours later, he entered a bank at  Keele St., just south of Finch Ave. W. and showed the teller a robbery note and an iPhone with a countdown timer running for two minutes. He fled the bank with a quantity of money.

The last bank he robbed is at  Bloor St. W and Royal York Rd.

He again pulled out his iPhone, with a counter timer running and told the teller she had five minutes to hand over the money.

The suspect left before his demand was met.

Hold Up Staff Inspector Mike Earl is eager to make an arrest before the suspect strikes again.

“He covered a fair amount of distance on that day and I suspect he had an accomplice or was using a taxi cab,” said Earl. “Somebody out there knows who he is. We are asking them to come forward and allow us to apprehend him before he goes on another spree.”

The suspect is described as black, 20-25, 5’6”-5’7”, slim build, wearing a Cleveland Indians baseball cap, black “Chuck Taylor” high-tops and white earphones.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (416) 808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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