Fast Food Bandit Wanted

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 1:28 p.m. February 6, 2017

Hold Up investigators are seeking the public’s help identifying a man wanted in connection with four fast-food restaurant robberies last year.

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A suspect in four robbery investigations

On Friday October 7, 2016, at around 4.20 p.m., a man entered Subway sandwich restaurant in the University Ave. and Wellington St. area, with a sharpened edge metal pipe that he pointed at the store employee. He grabbed the cash drawer before fleeing.

Two days later, at around 8.32 p.m., a man entered the McDonald’s store near Yonge St. and College St., and confronted an employee with his right hand in his hooded pocket. After demanding money from the till and indicating he had a gun, the man obtained some cash before leaving the store. No weapon was seen.

On October 11, between 10.18 p.m. and 11.30 pm., the suspect robbed a Pizza Pizza near Queen St. W. and Bathurst St. and a Starbucks in the vicinity of King St. and Yonge St. 

In both robberies, he indicated he had a gun before fleeing with cash.

Last November, police issued a release with the photo of the suspect, dubbing him the Fast Food Bandit.

“We haven’t had any tips come on him,” said Hold Up S/Inspector Mike Earl. “You just need the right person to see it. I am hoping we can get that individual to do that so we can arrest this guy and get him off the street before he strikes again.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hold Up 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.

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