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One man, four boys, arrested in Robbery investigation,
Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West area



Broadcast time: 09:29
Sunday, June 11, 2017

12 Division
416-808-1200

Case #: 2017-970119


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

It is alleged that:

- on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 12:15 p.m., a man, 33, had just left a place of worship in the Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West area

- at this point, he heard someone yell out to him from behind

- the man turned around and saw five males

- the man did not know the males so he ignored them and kept walking

- someone from the group yelled out to the man again

- as the man turned around to face them, one of the males grabbed the man's hands, while the others pulled him from behind and forced him to the ground

- a knife was shown and demands were made for the man to turn over his valuables, including his cell phone, and the password to the phone

- the man complied and the five males fled the area

On Thursday, June 1, 2017, officers from 12 Division Major Crime Unit arrested four of the males, aged 17, 16, 16, and 15, all from the Toronto area. Three of them have been charged with:

1) Robbery
2) Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose

The fourth male was charged with:

1) Robbery
2) Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
3) Fail to Comply Recognizance

They were scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Thursday, June 5, 2017, 10 a.m.

On Friday, June 9, 2017, the fifth male, 18, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) Robbery
2) Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
3) Fail to Comply Recognizance

He will attend court at a later date for the new charges.

The five males cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1200, 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 Sergeant John Whitworth, 12 Division