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Assistance sought with "smash-and-grab" Theft investigation,
Church Street and Shuter Street area

Broadcast time: 13:29
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

51 Division

Case #: 2017-1122242

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with a "smash-and-grab" Theft investigation.

It is reported that:

- at approximately 2:30 p.m., on Friday, June 23, 2017, a man entered a pawn shop in the Church Street and Shuter Street area

- he walked up to the jewelry display counter, removed a hammer from his jacket pocket, and smashed the glass display case

- he then reached into the broken display case, grabbed a quantity of expensive jewelry, and was last seen fleeing westbound on Shuter Street

- the value of the stolen jewelry is approximately $20,000

The man is described as black, 18-19, 5’6”, thin build, wearing a dark-coloured baseball hat, black jacket, light-blue jeans, black shoes with a large white Nike "swoosh" logo on the toe area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, 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 Timothy Walther, 51 Division