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Man, 28, faces 12 charges in 2010 Robbery and
Attempt Murder investigation

Broadcast time: 08:49
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hold Up

Case #: 2010-3870551

Toronto Police Service Hold Up would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a historical Robbery and Attempt Murder investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, August 13, 2010, a man entered a motel near Evans Avenue and The East Mall

- with his sweater pulled up tightly around his face to conceal his identity, he approached the store employee, who was standing behind the counter, and pointed a firearm at him

- he obtained a quantity of cash and fled in an unknown direction

It is further alleged that:

- on September 20, 2010, the same man, and a second unidentified man, entered a phone store in the Finch Avenue West and Weston Road area

- both men wore bandanas to conceal their identities

- the man who was involved in the previous robbery then pulled out a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the employee

- a few customers in the store were chased outside by the second man

- the first man demanded cash and phones from the employee, then fired his gun, striking the employee in the shoulder

- both men removed a quantity of cash from the till and fled

- the victim was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injury

- further investigation identified the armed man who was responsible for both robberies

- the second suspect is yet to be identified.

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Muse Abdirahim, 28, of Toronto, was arrested. He has been charged with:

1) two counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2) two counts of Disguise with Intent
3) Attempt Murder
4) Discharge Firearm with Intent to Endanger Life
5) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
6) Possess of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
7) Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
8) Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime
9) two counts of Carry Concealed Weapon

He was scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, room 204

Anyone with information about either incident, or the second suspect, is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, 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 Constable Christine Warner, Hold Up