Police are looking for a suspect believed to be responsible for four different robberies in Coboconk, Orillia, and Gravenhurst on Sunday and Monday (October 25 and 26).
In two of the incidents, the suspect approached people using an ATM, brandished a conducted energy weapon, and demanded cash. In the other two incidents, the suspect entered a convenience store with what appeared to be a firearm and demanded cash.
The first incident took place at around 8 a.m. on Sunday (October 25) inside a bank in Coboconk in the City of Kawartha Lakes. A person was using an ATM inside the bank when the suspect approached, brandished a conducted energy weapon, and demanded cash. The victim surrendered approximately $300 in Canadian currency to the suspect, who then fled the location on foot. Nobody was injured during the incident.
The suspect in that incident was described as male, around 40 years of age, around 5’6″ tall with black hair, and wearing a black jacket, black mask, and black toque.
The second incident took place at around 6:15 a.m. on Monday (October 26), when a person using a drive-thru ATM in Orillia was approached by the suspect, who brandished a conducted energy weapon and demanded cash. The victim immediately drove away, leaving the bank card in the ATM. The suspect made unsuccessful attempts to withdraw money.
The suspect in that incident was described as male, around 30 years of age, around 5’7″ in height, and wearing all-black clothing.
The third and fourth incidents took place around 6:30 p.m. on Monday (October 26) in Gravenhurst. In both cases, the suspect entered a convenience store with what appeared to be a firearm and demanded cash. No money was obtained by the suspect in either case. The suspect left in a white sedan.
The suspect in those two incidents was described as 5’7″ and wearing a reflective jacket and a black toque, black mask, and black gloves.
Police believe the suspect in all cases is the same man. In all four incidents, a newer white four-door sedan was observed in the immediate area, which police believe was operated by the suspect.
Police are looking for the public’s assistance to help identify the suspect in these incidents. Police believe there may be witnesses to these events who were driving or walking in the area at the time of the offences.
If anyone recognizes the suspect or has knowledge of these crimes, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.