Provincial police are searching for a male they have linked to two robberies at ATMs in Coboconk and Orillia this week, and a pair of attempted robberies at convenience stores in Gravenhurst on Monday.
On Sunday around 8 a.m., a person using an ATM inside a Coboconk bank was approached by a man who flashed a taser and demanded cash. The victim handed over about $300 to the suspect who fled on foot. He is described as 5’6″ in height, about 40 years of age, with black hair, wearing a black jacket, black mask and black toque.
Then on Monday, a person using a drive-thru ATM at a bank in Orillia around 6:15 a.m. was approached by a man with a taser who demanded cash. The person drove off, leaving the bank card in the ATM. Police say the suspect made several attempts to withdraw money, but was unsuccessful. The description of the suspect was similar to the one in the Coboconk robbery.
Investigators now believe the same guy also attempted to rob a pair of convenience stores in Gravenhurst around 6 :30 p.m. on Monday. He appeared to be armed with a gun. No money was obtained in either case. The suspect is described as 5’7″, and was wearing a reflective jacket, black toque, black mask and black gloves.
In all four incidents, police say a newer white four-door Sedan was seen in the immediate area and is believed to have been driven by the suspect.