Toronto police say that 38-year-old David Russell Norris was released from prison on Oct. 30.
They allege that he robbed two banks the following day — one in the Front Street East and Jarvis Street area, the other in the Yonge Street and Carleton Street area.
In both cases, police allege that the accused told the teller he had a gun and then demanded money.
A day later, it is alleged that Norris went to a convenience store in the Bay Street and Richmond
Street West area, where he asked a woman for a cigarette.
Police say he demanded money, told the woman he was armed and "pulled up the front of his shirt, in a gesture to indicate he was armed," according to a news release.
On Nov. 3, police allege that he robbed a bank in the King Street East and Jarvis Street area, after which he made his getaway on a mountain bike.
Norris was arrested on Monday. Police say is charged with four counts of robbery, two counts of breach of recognizance and one count of failing to comply with an order.
He was due to appear in court on Tuesday.