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Public Safety Alert,
Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue area,
Street robberies

Broadcast time: 13:18
Monday, February 26, 2018

53 Division

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a recent series of street robberies within a one-km. radius of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue.

Since Wednesday, January 17, 2018, there have been 11 reported street robberies.

These incidents are mostly swarming-type robberies involving teenagers, in which
a group of people approach the victims and demand personal property, including cell phones, clothing and money. In several incidents, an edged weapon was produced during the demands.

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public be vigilant in the area. Police are also requesting anyone who is a victim or witness to this this type of incident to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Daniel Sabadics, 53 Division