June 23, 2014 2:52 pm

Police still searching for ‘Mummy Bandit,’ accused of robbing 10 banks


TORONTO – The serial bank robber dubbed the Mummy Bandit is still on the loose.

Police now say the bandit is responsible for 10 robberies in the downtown core since October 2013.

Toronto Police released more information about the suspect Tuesday in hopes the public can help catch him.

The Mummy Bandit is described as between the ages of 20 and 30, between five foot six inches and five foot ten inches.

He was given the nickname because security cameras captured a suspect with a scarf tightly wrapped around his face.

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In some of the robberies, he appears to be wearing a white and black baseball hat with a “brass knuckles” logo as well as earrings in both ears, according to police.

The bandit is armed with a gun and has had a knife, at times, as well.

So far, no one has been injured but police worry his robberies are becoming more violent.

He held a knife to an employee’s throat while robbing an RBC branch near the intersection of King Street and Strachan Avenue on June 2.

Police first alerted the public about the serial bank robber in April during a hunt for three other suspects, including “The Pleader Bandit” who has since been arrested.

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