Mummy Bandit strikes again

Chris Doucette, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:08 PM ET

TORONTO -- A gun-toting crook known as the Mummy Bandit, who has been terrorizing financial institutions since the fall, has now robbed nine banks.

And police say the bandit, who recently robbed another two banks, is becoming increasingly brazen.

"He's becoming more aggressive, more fearless, with each robbery," Staff-Insp. Mike Earl, who heads up the holdup squad, said Monday. "Obviously that's concerning."

Each time the bandit "gets away with it," he seems to "become more comfortable in his role."

"He's not even wearing disguises any more," Earl said, referring to the wanted man's latest stickups.

The same man is thought to have robbed seven downtown banks at gunpoint between Oct. 5, 2013, and March 27, 2014. At times he has covered his face with a scarf and once wore either makeup or a mask, which his how he earned his Mummy Bandit monicker.

In mid-April, police released images of a group of outstanding bank robbers bandits dubbed the Phantom Four, who were wanted for a dozen unsolved heists combined. Cops also revealed a $50,000 reward was put up for grabs by the Canadian Bankers Association.


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