Formerly missing Kingston man arrested for string of bank robberies in Toronto

A man Kington Police reported missing in November has not only been located, but it now facing charges for five bank robberies in Toronto over the past two years.

Robin Ditchburn, 53, was reported missing on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 after having last been seen on Friday, Nov. 9. According to Const. Cameron Mack, media relations officer for Kingston Police, Ditchburn “was located a couple of days later.”

The next month, Ditchburn was arrested on Monday, Dec. 10 by Toronto Police. It is alleged that from Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 to Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, a man entered bank branches in the Lawrence Avenue East area of Toronto, from Morningside Avenue to Port Union Road. The man wore a large construction coat, glasses, and a hat, and approached a bank teller, producing a “hold-up note indicating a robbery and demanded cash,” according to Toronto Police. The man obtained a quantity of money and fed on each of the five occasions.

Following a lengthy police investigation, Ditchburn was arrested, Toronto Police said. He is now facing five counts of robbery.

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