It is alleged that- on Friday, June 24, 2016, at 7:50 p.m., a man attended a bank in the Kingston Road and McCowan Road area. The man approached a teller who was engaged in serving a customer. He then displayed a firearm and grabbed the money the teller had from his current transaction.
He then pointed the gun at a security guard and again at the teller and demanded more money. He was given the money, after which the man fled.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 3:30 p.m., the same man entered a bank in the Danforth Avenue and Pape Avenue area, attempting to hide his face with his shirt collar. The man was give a sum of money, after he pulled out a handgun. He took the money and fled.
The Toronto police said the individual was seen driving through a plaza near St. Clair Avenue East and Pharmacy Avenue on Saturday, June 25, 2016, and casing the area where another bank was located.
James Patrick Mason, 42, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with 1) two counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon 2) two counts of Disguise with Intent 3) two counts of Use Firearm in the Commission of an Indictable Offence 4) two counts of Point Firearm 5) Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence CINEWS.