Have you seen this man?
York Regional Police needs your help in identifying a suspect believed to be responsible for 17 bank robberies in York Region, Peel Region, Hamilton, Ottawa and Calgary. Dubbed, The Vaulter, the suspect has been known to jump over teller counters in his efforts to retrieve cash. The robberies began in early 2010, with the most recent incident occurring on December 14, 2011 in the City of Vaughan. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
He is described as:
- Male, white
- Between 40 and 50 years old
- 5'7" to 5'9"
- 150 to 170 lbs
- Speaking with a controlled and authorative voice
The Canadian Bankers Association is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of this suspect.
York Regional Police, our partners in law enforcement and the Canadian Bankers Association would like to remind the public that public safety is our number one priority. We are committed to ensuring the safety and security of the patrons and employees of financial insitutions. Robbery is not a victimless crime. If you find yourself the victim of a robbery, we encourage you to remain calm, co-operate with the suspects and be as observant as possible.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6630, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.
Click here to view video of the suspect from September 2010.