Alleged Bank Robberies in Halton and Hamilton May be Connected
The Halton and Hamilton Police are seeking assistance identifying a male involved in alleged bank robberies in the Halton and Hamilton area.
According to Hamilton Police, on May 10 of this year shortly before 3 p.m., police went to Scotia Bank at 997 Fennell Avenue East following an alleged robbery.
A male suspect entered the bank and approached the clerk who was working the counter, police say.
According to police, the suspect produced a note stating it was a robbery and made demands for money. The suspect was able to obtain a large amount of money before successfully leaving the bank.
Police are describing the suspect as a tall, white male, who is unshaven and in his mid 50s. Police say the suspect was wearing a light-coloured ball cap, a dark sweater, dark pants, and black and white shoes.
On July 24 of this year shortly before 1 p.m., Halton Police Service responded to the TD Bank at 1505 Guelph Line in Burlington for an alleged robbery.
Similar to the alleged robbery described above, a male suspect entered the bank and approached the clerk working the counter, police say.
According to police, the suspect produced a note saying it was a robbery and stated that he would hurt the clerk.
The suspect was able to obtain a small amount of money before successfully fleeing the bank, police say.
There were no injuries, police say.
Police are describing the suspect as a white male, between the ages of 40 and 50, and was seen wearing black pants, a black jacket, and a black and/or blue Toronto Blue Jays hat.
Hamilton and Halton Detectives believe the same suspect is responsible for both alleged robberies.
Anyone with more information on the identity or any other information that could aid police with the investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Mirko Kuruc (905) 546-8939 or Staff Sergeant Emidio Evangelista 905 546-2991 of the B.E.A.R. unit.
Photo courtesy of Hamilton Police.