Assistance sought with Robbery and Aggravated Assault investigation,
George Ben Park,
Ossington Avenue and Roxton Road area
Broadcast time: 15:32
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Case #: 2017-1362773
The Toronto Police Service requests assistance identifying three men involved in a Robbery and Aggravated Assault investigation.
It is reported that:
- on Sunday, July 29, 2017 at approximately 2:45 p.m., three boys, 17, were walking in George Ben Park in the Ossington Avenue and Roxton Road area
- the three boys were accosted by three men who exited a stolen red Dodge Caravan with a wheelchair ramp at the rear
- the licence plate for the stolen minivan is a personalized plate: "4BW"
- the suspects approached the three boys and demanded their clothing they had just purchased at a nearby store
- the suspects then attacked the three boys
- one of the boys was pistol-whipped and stabbed, resulting in serious injuries
- the suspects returned to the stolen Dodge Caravan and fled northbound on Ossington Avenue
It is believed that there may have been another two suspects in the stolen minivan during the robbery. The suspects were unable to obtain any of the boys' property.
The male suspects are described as follows:
1) possibly light-skin black, approximately 6’0”, average build, approximately 18, wearing all-black clothing, including a hoodie which was up at the time
2) black, 5’6’-5’10”, thin build, approximately 18, short black hair
3) white, approximately 6’0”, thin build, approximately 18, black baseball hat
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1406, 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 Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable John Antonaros, 14 Division