Cops seek ‘Tun­nel Rat,’ ‘Bub­bles’ and ‘Whiskers’ in bank heists

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

TORONTO — Po­lice in Toronto have dubbed them “Tun­nel Rat,” “Bub­bles,” and “Whiskers.” In­ves­ti­ga­tors say the three men are wanted in a se­ries of 11 bank holdups last year, and they’re hop­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic can iden­tify them. Po­lice say they be­lieve the so­called Tun­nel Rat bandit is re­spon­si­ble for hold­ing up eight banks — usu­ally flee­ing into the sub­way sys­tem af­ter the heist — be­tween Jan. 6 and March 11. They al­lege Bub­bles — named for his large, plas­tic-framed glasses — held up a west-end bank on March 4, af­ter tak­ing a quan­tity of money, and the note he’d handed to the teller. Po­lice say the third man — dubbed Whiskers for his welltrimmed mous­tache and beard — is wanted in bank rob­beries that occurred on May 7 and Oct. 19. They say that in each in­stance Whiskers de­manded a spe­cific amount of cash and fled in a wait­ing taxi.

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