Reward in Bank Robbery Investigation

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 3:43 p.m. September 24, 2018
Updated: 8:44 a.m. September 25, 2018

The Canadian Bankers Association (CBA) and national banks are offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of two men allegedly involved in a violent bank robbery at a TD Canada Trust Bank at Warden Ave. and St. Clair Ave.E.

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Images of Jesse Breese, including on security video where he is alleged to have robbed a bank

Jesse Jack Breese, 21, and Nathan Hunter, 20, are wanted in connection with the robbery that occurred on May 24, at around 5.05 p.m. They are of no fixed address.

“Someone out there knows the whereabouts of these bank robbers,” CBA Director of Security Malcolm Chivers said at a news conference at police headquarters on September 24. “Today, we are calling upon you to do the right thing and call Toronto Police or Crime Stoppers if you have information that can help identify the whereabouts of those responsible for this crime.”

Chivers said the industry’s priority is ensuring that its employees have a safe and secure work environment and customers have a safe place to conduct business.

“The amount of money obtained during these robberies is not worth the risk taken to get it,” he said. “We are very confident that, if you rob banks, you will get caught.”

Breese and Hunter, along two other males – one of which was the getaway driver -- arrived at the bank at 670 Warden Ave. in a 2017 stolen Honda Accord.

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Images of Nathan Hunter, one from a security camera where he is alleged to have committed a bank robbery

Allegedly armed with a semi-automatic handgun, Breese discharged a round into the floor of the bank as terrified customers lay on the ground and Hunter demanded money from bank employees.

On Thursday June 7, the getaway driver and the third male who entered the bank were arrested in Bradford following a Toronto Police Hold Up investigation.

“The stolen Honda Accord, a sawed-off shotgun and a quantity of clothing utilised that day were seized,” said A/Insp. Lauren Pogue. 

The gun used in the TD Canada Trust robbery hasn’t been recovered.

“These two men should be considered armed and dangerous,” said Pogue. “If you see them, call police immediately.”

Breese, also wanted by Barrie Police for attempted murder on June 3, is described a 6’3”, slim build with dark hair. He occasionally wears prescription glasses and is known to frequent Barrie and Toronto.

Hunter is described as 6’ 0”, 150 lbs., with dark wavy hair.

They each face 10 charges, including unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Paul Moreau or Det. Const. Paul Mills at Hold Up at (416) 808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at  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, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 


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