Regional police suspect there is a serial bank robber hitting local banks – 8 so far in this year.

Crime 100By Pepper Parr

April 9, 2014


The Region just might be looking for a serial bank robber – and this kind of situation has the potential to become very, very dangerous.

 The Halton Regional Police are investigating a series of bank robberies that occurred between January 3rd and April 8th 2014.Police believe the same suspect is responsible for eight robberies in Burlington, Oakville and Kitchener.

  • January 3rd, 2014  Bank of Montreal – 519 Brant St. Burlington
  • January 29, 2014  Bank of Montreal – 2 King St. Kitchener
  • February 18, 2014  Scotiabank Robbery – 64 King St. W. Kitchener
  • February 18, 2014 Scotiabank Robbery – 1258 King St. E Kitchener
  • March 5, 2014 C.I.B.C. – 197 Lakeshore Rd. E. Oakville
  • March 25, 2014  C.I.B.C. – 575 Brant St. Burlington
  • April 2, 2014  Bank of Montreal – 239 Lakeshore Rd. Oakville
  • April 8, 2014 Scotiabank – 320 Speers Rd in Oakville


The suspect is described as:
Male, white
Approximately 5’10” to 6’2”
Large build, 200-250 lbs.
Chubby face with a wide jaw
Wearing dark sunglasses, blue jeans, a black hoodie with dark a coloured plaid jacket and a multicolour scarf.

 Anyone with information on these robberies is urged to contact Detective John Ophoven, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 Ext 2343 or Detective Sergeant Ron Hansen at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2315 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), through the web at or by texting ‘Tip201’ with your message to 274637(crimes).

Regional police will add more images should they become available.  They can be found on the web site.

Background links:

BMO on Brant Street robbed.

Friday bank heist.


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