Toronto police said between Nov. 1 and Nov. 14, officers received reports of seven robberies in the Yorkville, Downtown-Yonge, Islington-City Centre West and Regent Park areas.
Officers said one robbery was reported in the Dundas Street East area of Mississauga.
According to police, in each incident, a man entered the premise and approached a teller.
“The man then handed the employee a note and demanded cash,” police alleged in a news release.
Police said in some of the incidents, the man allegedly obtained a quantity of cash before fleeing the scene.
Officers said on Monday, a suspect was arrested.
“At the time of arrest, the man was found in possession of a quantity of stolen cash,” police alleged.
Officers said 59-year-old John Tiano of no fixed address has been charged with eight counts of robbery with an offensive weapon, three counts of uttering threats and possession of the proceeds of a crime.
Police said Tiano was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.