OTTAWA — Taxi records have helped lead police to arrest an Ottawa man in three recent bank robberies.

The first robbery happened December 22, on Bank Street in the Glebe. Another bank, farther south on Bank Street, was hit twice — December 23 and again on Monday.

The thief fled the scene by getting in a taxi. Police later seized taxi records.

Trevor Sparling, 41, of Ottawa was arrested on Merivale Road and has now been charged in all three robberies.

Police seized cash and an imitation handgun.