NEWS February 4th, 2017


Leaside bank robber left behind jacket

Police release photos of suspect in two holdups

PHOTO COURTESY TORONTO POLICE SEEN THIS? Police say the robber left this behind at one of the robberies.

Police are looking for a man who robbed two Leaside banks late last year, and left behind a jacket at one of the crime scenes.

The first robbery occurred Nov. 17 at about 2:45 p.m. at a bank near Eglinton Avenue East and Laird Drive.

Police say the man was disguised with a black wavy wig, dark sunglasses, and a baseball cap.

He handed a tellerĀ a note that indicated he had a gun. He was given money and fled the scene, leaving behind an Exco Jeans jacket, police say.

The second robbery took place Dec. 1 at a different nearby bank.

This time disguised with a hat, hooded jacket and dark sunglasses, the man approached a teller and handed over a note indicating he was armed.

Again he obtained money and fled the scene.

The man is described as being between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet, and having a medium build.