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Six arrests in four marijuana dispensary robberies,
One person outstanding



Broadcast time: 09:22
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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416-808-7350

Case #: 2017-615801


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of six arrests in a series of robberies at marijuana dispensaries.

It is alleged that:

- between Friday, March 17, 2017, and Friday, April 7, 2017, four marijuana dispensaries were held up

- in each of the hold-ups, at 1506 Dundas Street West, 350 Broadview Avenue, 1363 Dundas Street West, and 333 Spadina Avenue, several males entered wearing disguises

- armed with handguns, they took physical control of the employees, and stole marijuana and cash

It is further alleged that:

- on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, two of these males and a third, yet-to-be-identified male, entered a convenient store in the Rexdale Boulevard/Islington Avenue area

- they tackled the employee to the ground and stole cash and lottery tickets

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, a man, a woman, and four boys were arrested.

Nejahwan Grant, 20, of Mississauga, was charged with:

1) Robbery
2) Use Imitation Firearm
3) Possession of Stolen Property
4) Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence


Kayla Couto, 24, of Mississauga, was charged with:

1) Possession of Stolen Property


A 16-year-old boy, of Pickering, was charged with:

1) four counts of Robbery
2) four counts of Use Imitation Firearm
3) two counts of Disguise with Intent
4) Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence


A 15-year-old boy, of Pickering, was charged with:

1) four counts of Robbery
2) four counts of Use Imitation Firearm
3) two counts of Disguise with Intent
4) Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence


A 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) four counts of Robbery
2) four counts of Use Imitation Firearm
3) two counts of Disguise with Intent
4) Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
5) four counts of Fail to Comply Recognizance


A 17-year-old boy, of Pickering, was charged with:

1) four counts of Robbery
2) three counts of Use Imitation Firearm
3) three counts of Fail to Comply Recognizance
4) Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

They all appeared in court at Old City Hall on Friday, April 14, 2017, 10 a.m., courtroom 101.

The Young Persons cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Some of the robberies were not reported to police. Furthermore, some owners and victims were unwilling to cooperate with the investigation.

Investigators are still seeking outstanding parties involved in the hold-ups.

Victims of previous unreported robberies, or anyone with information, is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Staff Inspector Mike Earl, Hold Up