Police have arrested a Mississauga man accused of robbing seven banks and two retailers and stealing nine vehicles.
According to police, the spree of robberies started on Nov. 6 in Collingwood and continued across Ontario and the GTA until Nov. 22. The cars were stolen from Toronto, Vaughan, Bolton, Caledon, and Collingwood.
Police say the suspect led officers on several chases, including on Nov. 23 on the Queensway, where he was arrested while driving an allegedly stolen vehicle.
Joseph Ross, 19, of Mississauga, is facing 44 charges laid by various Ontario police forces. In addition to the robbery-related charges and car and gas thefts, he is also accused of not stopping for police and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 1.