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Police arrest "box-cutter bandit," still looking for "mummy bandit"
It is alleged that the man was responsible for three bank robberies in the west end in March
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Police are still looking for the "mummy bandit"

Toronto police have arrested the man they dubbed the "box-cutter bandit."

It is alleged that he had robbed a Royal Bank at Bloor St and Royal York Rd on March 12, a Scotiabank at Bloor St and Windermere Ave the same day, and a CIBC at Bloor St and Royal York Rd on March 26.

Police say the man entered each bank and approached a teller. He would then alleged lean into the counter and pull out a box-cutter-style knife. Police say he verbally indicated he was robbing the bank and demanded a specific amount of money.

46-year-old John Castonguay of Toronto is facing six charges including robbery and possession of a weapon.

The "box-cutter bandit" was one of four suspects police announced in a press conference in April. The four men were blamed for a number of unrelated robberies. 

Shortly after the press conference, police arrested the man they had dubbed the "pleather bandit." 

They have also arrested the one they dubbed the "man in black."

Police are still looking for another suspect they have dubbed the "mummy bandit."

"He's got our attention, that's for sure," Staff Insp Mike Earl says. 

He says that while tips from the public helped them nab the pleather and box-cutter bandits, and forensic evidence led them to the "man in black," police are stumped on clues when it comes to the "mummy bandit." 

The suspect has now been blamed for 10 robberies since October, the most recent one on Monday. 

Earl says there has been an escalation of violence. During Monday's robbery, the man was armed with a handgun and a knife that he held to an employee's throat. 

He is described as white, 20-30, 5'6"-5'10". In one of the security camera images, he is wearing a prominent ring on his right hand. 

You can see some of security camera images here. 

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Police are still looking for the "mummy bandit"

Toronto police have arrested the man they dubbed the "box-cutter bandit."

It is alleged that he had robbed a Royal Bank at Bloor St and Royal York Rd on March 12, a Scotiabank at Bloor St and Windermere Ave the same day, and a CIBC at Bloor St and Royal York Rd on March 26.

Police say the man entered each bank and approached a teller. He would then alleged lean into the counter and pull out a box-cutter-style knife. Police say he verbally indicated he was robbing the bank and demanded a specific amount of money.

46-year-old John Castonguay of Toronto is facing six charges including robbery and possession of a weapon.

The "box-cutter bandit" was one of four suspects police announced in a press conference in April. The four men were blamed for a number of unrelated robberies. 

Shortly after the press conference, police arrested the man they had dubbed the "pleather bandit." 

They have also arrested the one they dubbed the "man in black."

Police are still looking for another suspect they have dubbed the "mummy bandit."

"He's got our attention, that's for sure," Staff Insp Mike Earl says. 

He says that while tips from the public helped them nab the pleather and box-cutter bandits, and forensic evidence led them to the "man in black," police are stumped on clues when it comes to the "mummy bandit." 

The suspect has now been blamed for 10 robberies since October, the most recent one on Monday. 

Earl says there has been an escalation of violence. During Monday's robbery, the man was armed with a handgun and a knife that he held to an employee's throat. 

He is described as white, 20-30, 5'6"-5'10". In one of the security camera images, he is wearing a prominent ring on his right hand. 

You can see some of security camera images here. 

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