Two men wanted in two armed robbery investigations,
Man, 27, arrested, faces 14 charges,
One man still outstanding,
Broadcast time: 10:38
Friday, September 7, 2018
Case #: 2018-1459832
The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating a man wanted in an investigation into two armed robberies in Withrow Park, 725 Logan Avenue.
On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 10:07 p.m., officers responded to a call for a robbery in Withrow Park.
It is alleged that:
- three men were in the park engaged in conversation
- two other men rode by on bicycles
- the two men on bicycles returned and one of them produced a firearm
- they demanded money from the three men
- both suspects rode away on their bicycles
On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 6:29 a.m., officers responded to a call for a robbery in Withrow Park.
It is further alleged that:
- five women were exercising in the park
- a man approached and engaged them in conversation
- the man left the area and returned shortly after with his face covered, holding a silver firearm
- he threatened to kill them and demanded money
- he took money and personal items
On Thursday, September 6, 2018, Jorge Jose, 27, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:
1) two counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2) Disguise with Intent
3) two counts of Point Firearm
4) two counts of Use Firearm to Commit Indictable Offence
5) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
6) two counts of Possess Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
7) two counts of Utter Threats
8) Carry Concealed Weapon
He appeared in court at College Park on Thursday, September 6, 2018, 10 a.m., room 505.
The second male suspect is described as black, red hoodie tied tightly around his face. He was riding a black bicycle with a low seat and high handlebars.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Andrew Purves, 54 Division