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Three men arrested for series of gun-point taxi driver robberies



Broadcast time: 09:35
Saturday, September 22, 2018

31 Division
416-808-3100

Case #: 2018-1576139


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of three men arrested in relation to a series of gun-point taxi driver robberies.

Between Sunday, August 26, 2018, and Saturday, September 15, 2018, officers responded to thirteen incidents involving taxi drivers from various taxi companies.

It is alleged that:

- the taxi drivers were called to various locations within Toronto, primarily in the northwest end of the city

- the callers would use different names and direct the taxi drivers to schools and different residential locations

- the passengers would then rob the taxi drivers at gun-point of property such as cash, debit/credit cards, identification, cellular phones and other items

Following a lengthy investigation, police were able to identify the men. They were arrested on Monday, September 17, 2018.

Kervin Bibito, 19, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Thirteen counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2. Unauthorized Use of Credit Card

Jermaine Edwards, 21, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Thirteen counts of Robbery with a Firearm

Prince Owusu, 20, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Thirteen counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2. Unauthorized Use of Credit Card

All three men are scheduled to appear in court at 1000 Finch Avenue, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in courtroom 306.


Police believe this group could be responsible for other robberies and is urging any other victims to come forward. Police would also like to speak with anyone who may have further information with respect to this investigation.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Dion Monahar, 31 Division Major Crime Unit




Three men arrested for series of gun-point taxi driver robberies



Jermaine Edwards, 21
Above: Jermaine Edwards, 21




Three men arrested for series of gun-point taxi driver robberies



Kervin Bibito, 19,
Above: Kervin Bibito, 19,




Three men arrested for series of gun-point taxi driver robberies



Prince Owusu, 20,
Above: Prince Owusu, 20,