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    Canada - 50k reward for info about 'Vaulter Bandit'

    "I'm announcing an increase in that award from $20,000 to $50,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the Vaulter Bandit," William Crate of the CBA said at a news conference Wednesday.
    Authorities say the 'Vaulter Bandit' has struck banks in Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, and several other municipalities. (Toronto Police Service)
    $50K offered for 'Vaulter Bandit'

    The reward for information leading to the capture of the 'Vaulter Bandit' has increased to $50,000. (Toronto Police Service)

    "It is the risk this crime poses to innocent people, that we're concerned with, not the money that's lost," Crate said.

    The robber was dubbed the "Vaulter Bandit," after a string of initial robberies in York Region in 2010 where he vaulted over bank counters with a handgun. After targeting York Region, the Vaulter Bandit went on to rob banks in Mississauga and Hamilton in the same style. In early 2011, police identified the same man in four bank robberies in ten days in Calgary.

    "Came in and out of Calgary like a tornado," Toronto Police Staff Insp. Mike Earl said."

    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/vaulter...#ixzz351xstW00

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7gFjg2ZlOc"]@TorontoPolice Reward Increased in "Vaulter Bandit" Hold-Up Investigation - YouTube[/ame]

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    " This next story sounds like it could be ripped from a Hollywood script"

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYttgdPfy18"]The Vaulter Bandit - YouTube[/ame]

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    "The bandit’s latest robbery on May 5 in Toronto prompted the Canadian Banking Association to boost its reward Wednesday to $50,000 from $20,000. He’s also wanted for nine holdups in communities outside Toronto and another four in Calgary.

    Variously described as in his late 30s, his 40s or even his early 50s, the man has become one of Canada’s most notorious robbers for his methodical approach and his success at eluding police for more than four years.

    But authorities are concerned because the robberies are becoming more violent, with the suspect taking bank employees hostage as they open for business and forcing them inside at gunpoint and into a vault".

    bbm.

    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-...vaulter-bandit

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilt...ndit-1.2679476


    "Toronto police Staff Inspector Mike Earl said "I truly believe he's hiding in plain site. Probably living a normal life other than committing these crimes." Earl added "we're not talking lottery winning money here. He has to be doing something else."

    Earl said, "he's managed to elude us for four years."

    Toronto police announced that the new reward was prompted by a recent robbery that took place in Toronto on May 4, 2014. Earl said the suspect approached bank workers at 7:00 a.m. that morning. "He managed to escape with a quantity of cash," Earl said.

    Earl described the robberies as "well planned and that's how he managed to elude police for four years."

    The string of robberies started in York Region and police speculate he may be from that area. They described him as clearly athletic and fit and methodical. He makes no obvious effort to disguise himself, but video of his crimes show him wearing a track suit in one, a suit in another. He's varied his methods."

    bbm

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    Not to be confused with the "Mummy Bandit, who is also being sought by LE. He has become increasingly violent.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...t=mummy+bandit

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    he probably works at or owns a gym or is even a personal trainer

    I wonder if he flies to various destinations for business and that's why he was in Calgary

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    he probably works at or owns a gym or is even a personal trainer

    I wonder if he flies to various destinations for business and that's why he was in Calgary
    It is possible he works for an airline. Can't he be screened at airports?

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    There are some very clear images..

    " Published on Jun 17, 2014

    Video and still images of the bank robber known as "The Vaulter"


    The Vaulter Press Conference - YouTube

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    He is at it again apparently ..

    http://www.torontosun.com/2015/05/08...ter-police-say

    "TORONTO - A notorious bandit who has been robbing banks across the country at gunpoint for five years struck again in Mississauga Friday morning.

    And in the latest heist, believed to be his 19th bank job, the man dubbed “the Vaulter” posed as a construction worker.

    Peel Regional Police say the man targeted a bank at 1540 Dundas St. E., east of Dixie Rd., shortly before 7:30 a.m.

    “He entered the bank wearing construction garb,” Const. Thomas Ruttan said Friday, explaining the crook was wearing a yellow hard hat and orange safety vest.

    He said the man was armed with a handgun and may have fled in a late-model, four-door, silver Chevrolet sedan
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    rbbm.


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    Good grief...he is clearly visible in those Youtube photos. And no one has identified him in 5 years?

    Just read this one blurb tonight, but find myself wondering if he's not from Canada. Just waltzes in for his robberies.

    ETA: I'd wonder if he were a pilot (they're usually pretty fit)--but pilots generally earn a pretty good pay.
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    This guy is still not caught. Reward has jumped to $100,000. Speculation that he might be a former cop or bank exec. because of his authoritative manner.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/20...to-100000.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoirotryInMotion View Post
    Good grief...he is clearly visible in those Youtube photos. And no one has identified him in 5 years?

    Just read this one blurb tonight, but find myself wondering if he's not from Canada. Just waltzes in for his robberies.

    ETA: I'd wonder if he were a pilot (they're usually pretty fit)--but pilots generally earn a pretty good pay.
    I don't think income matters. Awhile back there was a Bay Street exec. who robbed banks because of his gambling addiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    This guy is still not caught. Reward has jumped to $100,000. Speculation that he might be a former cop or bank exec. because of his authoritative manner.

    http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/20...to-100000.html
    He is certainly spending some money buying "costumes" like, hats, uniforms, jackets and other accessories.
    The bank counter seems almost like a stage for an " actor."
    Maybe his vice is women? imo.


    "In December 2011, police said they don’t believe he is supporting a drug habit because of the physical shape he’s in although they wondered if he might have another vice like gambling".

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