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Cops hunt 'Thriller Bandit' 0

TOM GODFREY, QMI Agency
The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance identifying a man involved in a robbery investigation. (Handout)

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance identifying a man involved in a robbery investigation. (Handout)

TORONTO - 

Cops are searching for a bank robber dubbed the "Thriller Bandit" because witnesses claim he looks like pop star Michael Jackson.

"He has Michael Jackson's nose," Staff Insp. Mike Earl said of the alleged crook. "He has been dubbed the Thriller Bandit by some people."

Earl alleged the "King of Pop" look-alike robbed a downtown Scotiabank on Aug. 2 by indicating he had a weapon.

"The suspect approached a teller and provided the teller with a note that indicated he was armed with a gun," he said. "The man requested money and fled the scene with a quantity of cash."

Earl said the suspect is armed, dangerous and should not be approached.

"If you see him call police right away," he said. "The tellers in this case have been traumatized."

The suspect is about 28 to 35 years old with a light-black complexion, a thin face and distinctive nose.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers

anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.222tips.com.


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