Victoria Park Avenue and Van Horne Avenue area,
Broadcast time: 15:35
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Case #: 2019-229988
The Toronto Police Service is looking for the public's assistance identifying a man wanted in two separate Robbery investigations.
On Friday, February 1, 2019, at approximately 7:21 p.m., police responded to a call for a Robbery in the area of Victoria Park Avenue and Van Horne Avenue.
It is reported that:
- a woman entered a bank vestibule to use the ATM
- at this time, she was approached from behind by a man who held a knife to her neck and made a demand for money
- the woman complied and handed cash to the man, who then exited the vestibule and ran to a waiting vehicle, before fleeing the area
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 6 p.m., police responded to a call for a Robbery at the same location.
It is further reported that:
- a man approached a woman from behind, held a knife to her neck, and made a demand for cash
- once the victim complied, he ran to a waiting vehicle, and fled in an unknown direction
The man in both incidents is described as 5’6” – 5’8”, his face covered with a mask, wearing a dark jacket and armed with a knife.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3300, 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 Kirk Strilec, 33 Division