July 4, 2014 12:40 pm
Updated: July 4, 2014 1:26 pm

Police arrest suspected serial bank robber nicknamed ‘Mummy Bandit’


TORONTO – Toronto police have arrested a suspect known as the “Mummy Bandit” who was allegedly responsible for more than a dozen armed robberies.

Investigators say they caught the man, identified as 26-year-old Brandon Michael Smith, for allegedly committing 16 bank robberies dating back to August of 2012.

This includes the most recent heist in the Broadview and Danforth neighbourhood just last month.

No one has been injured but police were concerned his robberies were becoming more violent.

Smith is facing 36 total charges including 10 counts of robbery with firearm, six counts of robbery, nine counts of disguise with intent, nine counts of weapons dangerous and two counts of assault with a weapon.

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

Smith’s other monikers included “Thriller Bandit” and the “Joker Bandit.”

The suspect is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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