Canada Teen, 15, and alleged getaway driver, 30, arrested in 10 bank robberies

21:40  11 october  2017
21:40  11 october  2017 Source:   Toronto Star

Crime spree: 15-year-old accused of robbing 10 Toronto banks in two months

  Crime spree: 15-year-old accused of robbing 10 Toronto banks in two months Police said the boy routinely wore a disguise — in at least one case it was a hoodie and sunglasses — while a 30-year-old man waited for him in a car outsideToronto Police said the boy routinely wore a disguise — in at least one case it was a hoodie and sunglasses — and walked into banks in the city’s west end with a note to inform the teller that he had a gun and wanted money. Meantime, a 30-year-old man waited for the boy in a car outside, police said.

A 15 -year-old boy and his alleged 30 -year-old getaway driver have been arrested following a string of 10 bank robberies over a two-month period Investigators allege the teen , wearing sunglasses and a hoodie, approached bank tellers with a note demanding cash and saying he had a gun.

[READ MORE: 2 teens arrested after woman's killing in northwest Vegas backyard]. Phone records showed James and Wagner were communicating with Sayago and orchestrating the robbery . Brown was described as the getaway driver .


A 15-year-old boy and his alleged 30-year-old getaway driver have been arrested following a string of 10 bank robberies over a two-month period, Toronto police said Wednesday.

The holdups happened at banks in Etobicoke and northwest Toronto between Aug. 10 and Oct. 6, police said. Investigators allege the teen, wearing sunglasses and a hoodie, approached bank tellers with a note demanding cash and saying he had a gun.

The pair was arrested Oct. 6, the same day police allege they committed two bank robberies in just over an hour.

Toronto police have arrested a 15-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man after a string of bank robberies from August to October. © Provided by Toronto Star Toronto police have arrested a 15-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man after a string of bank robberies from August to October.

The first that day happened at 11:40 a.m. at Jane St. and St. Clair Ave. W, in the Runnymede area, while the second happened at 12:48 p.m. at Lakeshore Blvd. W. and Mimico Ave. in Etobicoke.

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2017- 10 - 10 T 15 :03:21Z2017- 10 - 10 T 15 :42:16Z. The robbery happened around 11: 30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Speedway located at 2300 Brownsboro Road. Louisville Metro police say Scott Bryant Simmons, 55, of Louisville, was the driver of the getaway car used in the robbery .

The other holdups happened in the mid-morning or afternoon hours, police said.

In August, police allege the pair committed four robberies — at Kipling Ave. and Rexdale Blvd. on Aug. 10, at Weston Rd. and Finch Ave. W. on Aug. 17, at Avenue Rd. and Lawrence Ave. W. on Aug. 22 and at Weston Rd. and Eglinton Ave. W. on Aug. 31.

The next holdup happened the day after, on Sept. 1, near Allen and Rimrock Rds. Another took place Sept. 10 near St. Clair Ave. W and Oakwood Ave.

On Sept. 19, police allege the pair committed two robberies, again in the span of an hour. One happened at St. Clair Ave. W. and Lansdowne Ave. at 10:57 a.m., while the next took place near Eglinton Ave. W. and Marlee Ave. at 11:50 a.m.

The 15-year-old has been charged with 10 counts of disguise with intent to commit a crime and 10 counts of robbery. Leonard Peralta, 30, was charged with dangerous driving and 10 counts of robbery.

The pair appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday.

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