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Arrest made in 10 bank robberies,
15-year-old boy and 30-year-old man charged



Broadcast time: 08:00
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hold Up
416-808-7350

Case #: 2017-1440187


Toronto Police Service Hold Up would like to make the public aware of two arrests made in 10 bank robbery investigations.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, October 6, 2017, at 12:48 p.m., a male wearing sunglasses and a hoodie entered a bank in the Lakeshore Boulevard West and Mimico Avenue area

- he approached the teller and presented a note demanding cash and that he had a gun

- he obtained a quantity of money

- a second suspect was the driver of a getaway vehicle

It is further alleged that:

- the same male suspects robbed nine other banks in the same manner

- on Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11:40 a.m., near Jane Street and St. Clair
Avenue West

- Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 11:50 a.m., near Eglinton Avenue West and Marlee Avenue

- Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 10:57 a.m., near St. Clair Avenue West and Lansdowne Avenue

- Sunday, September 10, 2017, at 3:05 p.m., near St. Clair Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue

- Friday, September 1, 2017, at 12:43 p.m., near Allen Road and Rimrock Road

- Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 3:10 p.m., near Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue West

- Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 12:48 p.m., near Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West

- Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 2:58 p.m., near Weston Road and Finch Avenue West

- Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 12:25 p.m., near Kipling Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard

On Friday, October 6, 2017, two males were arrested:

A 15-year-old boy, of North York, was charged with:

1. ten counts of Disguise with Intent
2. ten counts of Robbery

Leonardo Peralta, 30, of North York, was charged with:

1. ten counts of Robbery
2. Dangerous Driving

They appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, October 7, 2017.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for A/ Inspector Domenic DiPassa, Hold Up