A 42 year old Toronto man, accused of the armed robbery of two banks in the city’s east end has been placed under arrest.
According to police, the first robbery took place at 3.30.p.m. on Wednesday, June 22nd at a bank in the Danforth Avenue and Pape Avenue area.
They say he pulled out a handgun and demanded money, a sum of cash was handed over and the suspect then fled the scene.
Meanwhile, the second robbery is alleged to have taken place shortly before 8.p.m on Friday, June 24th at a bank in the Kingston Road and McCowan road area.
Investigators say that this time, the suspect approached the teller while he was dealing with another customer and produced a firearm before grabbing the money the teller had from his current transaction.
He then pointed the gun at a security guard and the teller and demanded more money, which he was given, he then fled the scene.
According to police, the suspect was reportedly casing another bank branch near St Clair Avenue East and Pharmacy Avenue at the time of his arrest on Saturday, June 25th.
James Patrick Mason is now facing 9 charges in total including two counts of robbery with an offensive weapon.