TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto police have released security camera images of two men wanted in connection with a violent bank robbery at the Bank of Montreal branch in the city’s west end in in February.
The robbery took place after the noon hour on Feb. 23 at the bank’s branch on Lakeshore Boulevard West, near Park Lawn Road.
At the time, there were 8-10 customers and bank employees in the bank when the two men showed up. Police said a warning shot was fired into the ceiling and bank customers were forced onto the floor.
Toronto police Staff Insp. Mike Earl said it’s not often a bank robber actually fires a gun.
“It’s almost like the Wild West firing a shot, getting the attention of everybody while ordering them to the floor. It’s a frightening experience for anybody. The tellers had a firearm pointed at them while demands for cash are being made,” Staff Insp. Earl said.
He’s hoping someone recognizes the men soon.
“These individuals are urban terrorists. They need to be taken off the street before another robbery like this occurs,” Staff Insp. Earl added.
Suspect #1 is described as:
- Wearing a white “ROCAWEAR” hoodie with three lines of lettering on the back, a red New York Yankees winter hat, a plaid scarf and jeans
- Armed with a black handgun
Suspect #2 is described as:
- Wearing a grey hoodie, jeans and a black mask
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on TPS Facebook page.