Man robs 3 banks over 3 days in Durham Region, police say

A Durham regional police officer and cruiser. File / Global News

A man robbed three banks over three days in Durham Region last week, with the last one resulting in an arrest, police say.

Durham Regional Police said the first robbery happened on Wednesday. Officers were called to a TD bank on Longworth Avenue in Bowmanville at around 5:30 p.m.

A male entered the bank, demanded cash and indicated that he had a gun, though no gun was seen, police said.

The suspect left the bank with cash and then left the area in a red sedan, police said.

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Then on Thursday at around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to a TD bank on Queen Street in Port Perry for a robbery.

And on Friday at around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a Scotiabank on Douglas Road in Uxbridge.

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In both incidents, police said a male entered the bank, demanded cash and indicated he had a gun. However, no gun was seen, police said.

The suspect obtained cash in both incidents and then fled the banks, police added.

After Friday’s incident, Durham police’s robbery unit attended the area and found a suspect a short distance away, officers said.

“He was taken into custody without incident,” police said.

It’s not clear how much cash was allegedly stolen in the robberies.

A 41-year-old Ottawa man has been charged with three counts of robbery, three counts of disguise with intent, two counts of failing to comply with probation, failing to comply with a release order and possession of property obtained by crime.

It’s not clear what the accused was on probation for or what the release order pertained to, but a police spokesperson told Global News they did not relate to robbery charges.

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