June 3, 2012 in Nation/World

In brief: Police search for bank robber with three hits in 30 minutes

From Wire Reports

New York – A busy crook robbed three New York City banks in just 30 minutes, police said. The holdups happened on Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, all along a road called Kings Highway.

Police told the New York Times the man never showed a weapon. He simply handed the tellers notes and waited for the money.

Authorities say he walked off with cash from a teller at the first bank, left empty-handed from the second one, but scored again at the third bank.

Police did not say how much was lost as they continued to search for a suspect.

Toronto mall shooting kills man, injures seven other people

Toronto – A gunman fired shots in a crowded food court in one of Canada’s busiest malls Saturday, killing a man and injuring seven others, police said.

Police Chief Bill Blair called it a targeted shooting against one individual and said there were a number of innocent bystanders.

Police constable Victor Kwong said two people were in critical condition after being shot at the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto, including a 13-year old boy. A 25-year-old man died at the scene.

Kwong said six people were shot in all, including the deceased.

Two people were trampled on and pushed, including a pregnant woman who went into labor after she was pushed, Kwong said. Blair said investigators have a description of the suspect.

Blair called the Eaton Centre an iconic landmark in Toronto, Canada’s largest city.

“Any place for discharging a firearm in Toronto is dangerous; in the food court of the Eaton Centre on a Saturday evening, it’s not only dangerous, it’s outrageous,” he said. “I believe every Torontonian is shocked and appalled by this crime.”

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