Two banks, three holdups, two arrests

One man charged for hitting two banks in same day, one for earlier holdup

Bank involved in three holdups.
Two confirmed holdups have taken place at Scotiabank at Pape and Danforth avenues within the past month. Olivia Blackmore/Toronto Observer

Toronto police have arrested a man, 33, after two Danforth Avenue banks were approached with holdup notes on Jan. 24.

The BMO bank at Ferrier Avenue was held up after a failed robbery at Scotiabank at Pape Avenue, police say.

A man entered Scotiabank and handed the teller a note but the teller did not comply with his demands and he fled, said Konstantinos Katsaris, assistant branch manager.

The man, who was reportedly not armed, fled Scotiabank to hold up the nearby BMO — more successfully — Det. Sgt. Gotell has confirmed.

This is the second robbery in less a month at the Scotiabank branch.

Gustav Khan, 52, was arrested on Jan. 10 for a robbery at the same Scotiabank branch on Dec. 30.

Jesse Pelletier, 33, was arrested for the Jan. 24 incidents,  said Constable Caroline de Kloet, police media relations officer.

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Posted: Jan 31 2017 1:07 pm
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