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'Mummy bandit' a suspect in Danforth and Broadview heist

Security camera image of the 'Mummy Bandit.' TORONTO POLICE SERVICE

With a slew of bank robberies in the Trinity-Bellwoods area already attributed to him, police said the “mummy bandit” is a suspect in Friday’s heist on Broadview Avenue just south of Danforth Avenue.

The man, thought to be responsible for 11 bank hold-ups over the last nine months, got his moniker from wearing either makeup or a scarf to cover his face.

Police told the Toronto Sun while he’s done away with the disguise, they’re concerned he’s moving out of his comfort zone and getting more aggressive with each robbery.

On June 2, a bank employee in the King Street West and Strachan Avenue area was threatened with a knife while the thief made his demands for cash.

During Friday’s robbery, police said the bandit waved a gun at bank staff while he demanded money.

The suspect is white, 20 to 30 years old, between five-foot-six and five-foot-10, and wears a prominent ring on his right hand.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.