'Mummy Bandit' has struck another Toronto bank, police say
Toronto police say the so-called "Mummy Bandit" suspect has held up another bank, which has led to a renewed appeal for help in identifying him.
The latest alleged incident occurred Friday at a Royal Bank on Broadview Avenue, south of Danforth Avenue.
Staff Insp. Mike Earl told CBC News the suspect entered the bank shortly before 6 p.m. and produced a handgun and a knife.
"He immediately went behind the counter and shoved these weapons in the tellers' faces and made a demand for cash," Earl said in a telephone interview Sunday.
"The bank employees complied and a short time later, he fled with some cash."
Earl said the suspect left the bank and headed south on Broadview Avenue.
"He's pretty brazen going in there in a high-traffic area such as that to do this, but he obviously has no concerns whatsoever," Earl said.
Police have made several appeals for the public's help in identifying the suspect, who is alleged to have robbed 10 banks between October and the start of June. Friday's incident was not included in that total, which was cited by police earlier this month.
The prior incidents had occurred in downtown Toronto. Friday’s robbery was in a different part of the city.
"I believe that he's gone out of his safety zone, trying to break his own habit," Earl said.
The suspect has been described as a 20-to-30-year-old white male who is between 5'6" and 5'10". He has worn disguises to obscure his face in some cases.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the holdup squad at 416-808-7350 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.