NEWS
03/31/2016 14:49 EDT | Updated 04/01/2017 01:12 EDT

Serial bank robber targeting city's west end, Toronto police say

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a serial bank robber targeting the city's west end. 

Insp. Mike Earl of the hold-up squad said police believe the same man is responsible for at least 10 bank robberies that took place between Jan. 12 to Mar. 19. 

"He's gone on sprees. Two sprees for sure," Earl said."On the 13th of February he did four robberies."

Police have released security video and images of the suspect, hoping someone will be able to identify him.

"In each one, he enters the bank, lines up as a customer, approaches a teller, presents a note indicating that he is armed and makes a demand for cash," Earl said. 

The suspect has managed to flee the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money in every instance.

Earl said no one has been injured during the robberies. 

Most of the robberies have taken place in the St. Clair Avenue West and Bathurst Street area. Police say farthest west the robber has struck is a bank branch near the intersection of Dundas West and Bloor Street West. 

The suspect is described as having light skin, in his mid 20s, between five-foot-seven and five-foot-nine with a slim build. 

Police say in early robberies, the suspect had cornrows. In the later robberies, his hair was described as wavy.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact police.