June 4, 2014 3:17 pm

Toronto man faces 6 charges in case of ‘Box Cutter Bandit’ bank holdups

A Toronto man is facing six charges in connection with a series of bank holdups by a suspect police dubbed the "Box Cutter Bandit.

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TORONTO – A Toronto man is facing six charges in connection with a series of bank holdups by a suspect police dubbed the “Box Cutter Bandit.”

Police say three banks in the city’s west end were robbed in March – with two of the holdups coming less than an hour apart on the same day and the third two weeks later.

It is alleged that a man entered the bank, approached a teller and leaned into the counter, displaying a box-cutter-style knife in his right hand.

It’s also alleged the man said he was robbing the bank and that he threatened to harm the victim and demanded a specific amount of money.

John Castonguay, 46, is charged with three counts of robbery and three counts of possession of a weapon.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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