Three schools in Scarborough raised their bets and secured orders after a man was arrested in a series of robberies of banks in Morninggood and McNikols Abes. area.
Three banks in the area were robbed around the same Monday morning, police in Toronto said.
Police said they could not confirm whether the same person robbed the three banks, but each reported similar descriptions of a suspect, described as a man of five meters, wearing a black jacket and green jersey and driving a black SUV.
Police said he was later arrested by a man after the SUV was found at Morningside and McNicoll Aves.
Police say they are still looking for another male suspect.
Retention and safe order is given when there is a threat in the general vicinity of the school, but not in the vicinity of school property. It's less serious than locking.
The first robbery took place at Sheppard Ave. E. and Markham Rd. at about 10 o'clock, police spokeswoman Caroline de Klotte told Star.
The second occurred 15 minutes later on Progress Ave. and Brimley Rd. A robbery witness reported that the suspect had a pistol.
The third happened in Midland Ave. and Finch ave. Five minutes later.
Three schools in the area issued and held orders after looting: Public School Thomas L. Wells, Public School Brooklyn and Catholic School "Blessed Pier Giorgio Frasati".
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