09/04/2013 12:33 EDT | Updated 11/04/2013 05:12 EST

Toronto Man Charged In 6 Bank, Retail Robberies

A Toronto man has been arrested and charged with a series of six bank and retail robberies that police say unfolded over a 15-day period.

Police say the robberies took place in the Lake Shore Boulevard West and Kipling Avenue area between Aug. 17 and Sept. 1.

It is alleged that the same suspect robbed four retail stores and in one case assaulted a shopkeeper.

Police allege that the suspect also robbed two banks and claimed to have a handgun.

A 34-year-old man faces four counts of robbery, two counts of robbery while armed with a firearm, four weapons dangerous counts and six counts of failing to comply with probation.

The accused is due to appear in court on Wednesday.

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