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Four men arrested for a series of Retail Robberies in the East End



Broadcast time: 17:15
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Hold Up
416-808-7350

Case #: 2018-2121200


Hold Up investigators would like to make the public aware of arrests made for a series of six retail robberies from Friday, October 26, 2018 and Saturday, November 17, 2018, in the area bound by Steeles Avenue East to the north, Midland Avenue to the east, Ellesmere Road to the south and Victoria Park Avenue to the west.

It is alleged that:

- during the robberies two fully masked men entered stores

- a man pointed a handgun at the victims and ordered them to empty the cash register

- he threatened them if they didn’t comply with his demands

- the second man went behind the counter, placing cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes into his knapsack

- both men fled the scene in a motor vehicle

On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, the Hold Up Squad made four arrests.

Alireza Arabpour, 34, of Richmond Hill was charged with:

1. Six counts of Robbery while armed with a firearm
2. Six counts of Disguise with intent
3. Six counts of Fail to comply with undertaking

Mohammad Andami, 45, of Scarborough was charged with:

1. Six counts of Robbery while armed with a firearm
2. Six counts of Disguise with intent
3. Six counts of Fail to comply with probation
4. Possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking

Alireza Taherkhani, 52, of North York was charged with:

1. Possession of property obtained by crime under

Morteza Mohammadyar-Kharaghani, 19 of Toronto was charged with:

1. Possession of property obtained by crime under


They are scheduled in appear in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, November 22, 2018.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Acting Inspector Lauren Pogue, Hold Up