Police seek ‘envelope bandit’ who robbed 5 banks; ‘construction bandit’ also sought

A reward is offered for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of the "envelope bandit" and the "construction bandit.". Toronto Police Service/Handout

A reward of up to $10,000 per suspect is being offered for anyone who can lead Toronto police to two bank robbers dubbed the “envelope bandit” and the “construction bandit.”

Police said the “envelope bandit” robbed five GTA banks between December and this March while concealing his face with sunglasses, a scarf, a hat and a hood.

In each robbery he would give tellers a note indicating he was armed with a weapon and demanding money, before fleeing with cash.

He’s described as being in his 30s, 5’5-5’8 with a thin build and slight moustache.

Meanwhile, the same reward is on offer for a second robber police are calling the “construction bandit” for the work coat he wore while robbing three Toronto banks. Those incidents occurred between January and March.

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Police said he entered the branches with his face concealed and also handed over a note indicating he was armed, before taking off with cash in an older-model, black four-door Ford Taurus.

No one was hurt in any of the robberies.

The Canadian Bankers Association is offering the reward money for tips leading to convictions and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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