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‘Two-faced bandit’ in armed bank robbery sought

Toronto police are looking for a man they’ve dubbed the “two-faced bandit” following an armed bank robbery in Scarborough.

Officers allege the suspect donned a Halloween mask before entering a Scotiabank near Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue on Oct. 7, 2011.

He demanded money, fired a shot into the ceiling, and then fled. Nobody was injured.

“We’re trying to identify the individual,” Staff Insp. Mike Earl said at a news conference Friday.

“He became agitated and frustrated when the tellers were slow. He then fired his weapon. As you can imagine, the tellers and the customers were terrified.”

Police say a second man deposited the bills into a coin dispenser at a Warden and Danforth-area car wash four days later.

That second man is considered a person of interest, not a suspect.

The suspect is described as white, five feet five to five feet nine. He was last seen wearing a grandfather-type Halloween mask, large, black-framed-glasses, a black coat and black pants.

Police are also looking for a green, older Nissan vehicle.