02/04/2015 01:23 EST | Updated 04/06/2015 05:59 EDT

Man Robbed 3 Toronto Banks In Less Than 6 Hours, Police Say

Toronto Police
Toronto police are trying to identify a suspect who allegedly attempted to rob three west-end banks in a six-hour period last month.

Police say that a man robbed three banks on Jan. 22, though a news release indicates he only walked away with cash in one instance.

It is alleged the man first showed up at a bank in the Royal York Road and La Rose Avenue area at 2:15 p.m. Police say he used a note that indicated he had a gun. The suspect fled before he got any money.

At 4:10 p.m., police say the same man went into a bank in the Keele Street and Finch Avenue West area. He used a note and had an iPhone with him that had a countdown clock. The suspect fled with money he was given.

At 7:55 p.m., it is alleged that the man went into a bank in the Bloor Street West and Royal York Road area. He gave a teller a note indicating the bank had five minutes to comply with his demand for money. Again, he had an iPhone with a countdown timer. The suspect fled without money, as the teller was getting the money ready.

Police say the suspect is a black man who is believed to be 20 to 25 years of age. He is 5'6" to 5'7" in height and has a slim build. He wore a Cleveland Indians ballcap and black Chuck Taylor high-top shoes. He also had white earphones.

Investigators have released images of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350. Information can be passed on anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.


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