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Man, 25, arrested in connection with 11 retail Robberies,
Facing 32 charges



Broadcast time: 14:16
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Case #: 2018-1654818


Toronto Police Service Hold Up would like to make the public aware of an arrest and charges laid from a joint investigation into 11 retail Robberies in Peel Region and Toronto.

It is alleged that:

- between Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and Friday, September 7, 2018, a masked man targeted 11 retail gas stations

- the man initially was armed with a knife but then committed eight robberies while armed with an air pistol

- during the robberies, the man approached the victims with his weapon and made a demand for money

- in several of the robberies, he held the weapon to the victim’s head or stomach

- fearing for their safety, the victims complied with the demands and the man fled with a quantity of money

- the man made his escape using a stolen white Dodge Caravan

It is further alleged that:

- the man was identified by Peel Regional Police Central Robbery Bureau

- on Friday, September 7, 2018, the man was located in the stolen vehicle by officers from 23 Division

Toronto Police Service Hold Up charged Chanvir Fangura, 25, of Mississauga, with:

1) Nine counts of Robbery with a firearm
2) Three counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
3) 11 counts of Disguise with Intent
4) Three counts of Weapons Dangerous
5) Theft over $5000
6) Possession of Property obtained by Crime (over)
7) Three counts of Theft Under
8) Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, September 9, 2018, 10 a.m., room 111.


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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Christine Warner, Hold Up