Arrest in series of hold-ups,
Danforth Avenue/Main Street area,
Man, 50, faces six charges
Broadcast time: 10:47
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Case #: 2017-623600
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a hold-up investigation.
It is alleged that:
- on Sunday, April 9, 2017, a man entered a grocery store in the Danforth Avenue/Main Street area, disguised with a scarf wrapped around his face
- the man approached a cashier with a folded newspaper concealing an item the cashier believed to be a weapon, and made a demand for money
- the man fled before obtaining any money
- officers on patrol in the area located and arrested the man
It is further alleged that:
- on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the same man entered a bank in the same area, with a folded newspaper concealing an item staff believed to be a weapon
- when staff approached the man, he left
- on Thursday, February 23, 2017, the same man entered the same bank, disguised with a scarf wrapped around his face, and wearing a motorcycle helmet
- the man approached the teller with a folded newspaper concealing an item the teller believed to be a weapon, and made a demand for money
- the man fled with a quantity of money
On Sunday, April 9, 2017, Steven Robert Forrest, 50, of Toronto, was charged with:
1) three counts of Robbery While Armed with a Firearm
2) three counts of Disguise with Intent
He appeared in court at College Park on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10 a.m., courtroom 507.
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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Staff Inspector Mike Earl, Hold Up