Three men wanted in Robbery with a Weapon Investigation,
Finch Avenue West and Silverstone Drive area
Broadcast time: 11:05
Friday, December 21, 2018
Case #: 2018-2319223
The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in a Robbery with a Weapon investigation.
On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Police responded a call for a Robbery in the Finch Avenue West and Silverstone Drive area.
It is reported that:
- a 20-year-old man advertised a red Moose Knuckle jacket for sale using an on-line buy-and-sell app
- he was contacted by a prospective buyer who expressed an interest in purchasing the jacket and arrangements were made for the transaction to take place
- the 20-year-old man and his father then met with three men, who presented themselves as the prospective purchasers, in a parking lot near the intersection of Finch Avenue West and Silverstone Drive
- the three men arrived in a black Honda Civic
- the man he showed them the jacket and one of the prospective purchasers tried it on
- at this point the prospective purchaser said he was taking the jacket without paying. A struggle ensued, and one of the three men then took a knife out of his pocket and began to stab the 20-year-old man multiple times
- the 20-year-old man’s father then came to his son’s aid and was also slashed with the knife
- during the struggle, one of the prospective buyers was also cut, causing significant blood loss
- the three men ran away with the stolen jacket
The three men are wanted for:
1) Robbery with a Weapon
2) Two counts of Aggravated Assault
Suspect # 1 is described as a black man, 20-25 years, 5'9", thin build, short black curly hair, wearing black clothing. He sustained a stab wound to the shoulder
Suspect #2 is described as a black man, 20-25 years, 5’8”, short black curly hair, wearing all black clothing
Suspect #3 is described as a white man, 6'0", 20-25, medium to heavy build, wearing black clothing
They are all considered dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
Members of the public are advised to exercise caution when selling/purchasing items online, and when meeting with unknown persons to complete sales. Police suggest all transactions should be conducted in a public place.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300, 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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Al MacIsaac, 23 Division