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Man, 52, facing 27 charges in multiple
commercial Break-and-Enters,
Leslieville area

Broadcast time: 09:04
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

55 Division

Case #: 2017-37221

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a Break-and-Enter investigation in and around the Leslieville area.

It is alleged that:

- during December 2016, a man entered multiple commercial properties by smashing the glass windows and obtaining cash

On Monday, January 9, 2017, Steven Phillips, 52, of Toronto, was arrested.

He was charged with:

1) 14 counts of Breach of Probation
2) 12 counts of Break-and-Enter
3) Possession of Burglar Tools

He appeared in court at College Park on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10 a.m.

The investigators relied heavily on security cameras from businesses in the area of the break-ins.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Jonathan Morrice, 55 Division