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Four boys charged in two armed robberies,
Face total of 33 charges



Broadcast time: 11:50
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

41 Division
416-808-7350

Case #: 2017-3097122


The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of arrests in the hold up of two retail stores.

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 5:50 p.m., officers responded to a call for a robbery in the Dawes Road and Danforth Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

- two males entered a variety store

- they were both wearing masks

- one was displaying a shotgun that was pointed at the store clerk

- a demand for money was made

- they fled the store in a stolen car driven by a 14-year-old boy

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 6:50 p.m., officers responded to a call for a robbery in the Lawrence Avenue East and Scarborough Golf Club Road area.

It is further alleged that:

- two males entered a convenience store

- both wore masks, one had a shotgun

- they robbed the store of a quantity of money

- they fled the store in a stolen car driven by a 14-year-old boy

It is further alleged that:

- on Thursday, November 30, 2017, officers from 41 Division noticed the car

- they made an attempt to stop the car but it fled

- the officers engaged in a short pursuit and two boys were arrested

TPS Hold Up and 41 Division Major Crime Unit started an investigaiton and on Friday, December 1, 2017, two more boys were arrested.

It is further alleged that:

- officers located three rifles that were stolen from a residential break-and-enter on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

A 14-year-old boy, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) two counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
3) Disguise with Intent
4) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
5) Use Firearm in the Commission of an Indictable Offence
6) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
7) Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime
8) Theft of Motor Vehicle


A 17-year-old boy, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) two counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
3) two counts of Disguise with Intent
4) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
5) Use Firearm in the Commission of an Indictable Offence
6) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
7) Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime
8) Theft of Motor Vehicle


A 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) two counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000
3) two counts of Disguise with Intent
4) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
5) Use Firearm in the Commission of an Indictable Offence
6) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
7) Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime
8) Theft of Motor Vehicle


A 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
2) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
3) Unauthorized Possession of a firearm
4) Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime

They are all scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 9 a.m., room 408.

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Constable Christine Warner, Hold Up