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Police hunt for suspect in string of armed bank robberies

12/05/2014 08:45 EST | Updated 02/04/2015 05:59 EST
Toronto police are appealing for help identifying a man wanted for a string of bank robberies throughout the city.

The man is suspected in at least four robberies that took place over a span of about three weeks from late October to mid-November. 

In several instances the suspect walked into the bank, handed a teller a stick up note demanding money and indicated he had a gun. In at least three robberies, he showed the teller the gun which in all cases was a black handgun. 

During one robbery, he threatened to kill a teller if she did not comply with his demand for money. 

The suspect is described as being between five-feet, 11-inches and six-feet, two-inches tall and 45 to 60 years old. In all of the robberies he wore sunglasses, leather gloves and a hooded jacket and carried a tan-colour carrying case. 

Police have released security camera footage that shows the man walking into a bank before one of the robberies. 

Police believe he is armed and dangerous, and ask any members of the public with potentially important information to contact them at 416-808-7350. 

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