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Purse snatch robberies,
Jane Street/Lawrence Avenue West and Jane Street/Wilson Avenue,
Man wanted



Broadcast time: 08:30
Saturday, November 3, 2018

31 Division
416-808-3100

Case #: 2018-2011671


The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying a man wanted in two purse snatch robberies.

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 8:55 p.m., officers responded to a call for a robbery in the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West area.

It is reported that:

- a 63-year-old woman was waiting for a TTC bus

- a man grabbed her purse

- he got into the passenger seat of a car waiting for him

The car is described as a newer model white 4-door sedan, possibly a Ford. It was clean and shiny with tinted windows. It may have had a personalized licence plate 'KAAPIIYAA.'

The man is described as 20-25, 5'8"-5'9", with a thin build. He was wearing a grey hooded sweater with the hood up, denim vest, black or grey pants and white shoes.

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for a robbery in the Jane Street and Wilson Avenue area.

It is reported that:

- a 25-year-old woman was sitting on a wall near a parking lot

- a man approached, pushed her to the ground, and grabbed her purse

- he got into a car waiting for him

- the car was driven by another man

The car is described as a white sedan, possibly a newer Honda model. It had a rear licence plate with eight letters which possibly included 'AJFK.'

The suspect is described as early 20's, 5'8", thin build, beard, and long black hair in a ponytail. He was wearing white pants, a white sweater, and a black jacket. He had a silver chain around his neck.

Investigators believe the same man is responsible for both of these robberies.

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.


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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Dion Monahar, 31 Division