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Man, 18, and 2 boys, 16, face multiple charges in Robbery investigation,
Midland Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East area



Broadcast time: 12:29
Sunday, March 5, 2017

41 Division
416-808-4100

Case #: 2017-337129


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of three arrests in a Robbery investigation.

Between Thursday, February 23, 2017 and Tuesday, February 28, 2017, six separate street robberies were reported in the Midland Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East area.

It is alleged that:

- in each incident, three suspects would approach their victim and make a demand for their valuables

- on a number of occasions, one of the suspects produced a knife during the robberies

- cash and other valuables were taken from the victims

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Bender Mohammed, 18, of Toronto, was arrested.

He has been charged with:

1) Robbery

He was scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 10 a.m.

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, a boy, 16, of Toronto, whose name cannot be released under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice act, was also arrested.

He has been charged with:

1) Robbery
2) Five counts of Robbery with a weapon
3) Disguise with intent

He was scheduled to appear in Court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 10 a.m.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, a boy, 16, of Toronto, whose name cannot be released under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice act, was also arrested in relation to the robberies.

He has been charged with:

1) Three counts of Robbery
2) Five counts of Robbery with a weapon
3) Three counts of Weapons Dangerous
4) Carry a concealed weapon
5) Possession of Property obtained by crime
6) Three counts of Fail to comply with a recognizance

He was scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Friday, March 3, 2017, 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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 Wesley Neal, 41 Division Major Crime Unit