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Robbery investigation,
Brimley Road and Progress Avenue area,
Two boys charged



Broadcast time: 11:25
Monday, March 4, 2019

43 Division
416-808-4300

Case #: 2019-384137


The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of two arrests made in a robbery investigation.

On Friday, March 1, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police received calls for four separate robberies in and around the area of Brimley Road and Progress Avenue.

It is alleged that:

- the victims were approached by two unknown male suspects on foot

- each encounter quickly turned violent as the male suspects either physically assaulted the victims, or threatened them with a knife, while making demands for their property

- once they obtained the property, the suspects would flee on foot and move on to the next victim

- officers searched the area and, with the assistance of the public, were able to locate and arrest both suspects, who were still in possession of the property they had stolen

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with:

1. Three counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
2. Robbery with Violence
3. Weapons Dangerous
4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00
5. Carrying Concealed Weapon
6. Five counts of Fail to Comply with Probation

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with:

1. Three counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
2. Robbery with Violence
3. Weapons Dangerous
4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00
5. Two counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance
6. Threatening Bodily Harm
7. Two counts of Disguise with Intent

Both were scheduled to appear in court, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Old City Hall, at 9:30 a.m.

The boys cannot be named under provisions contained in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Officers would like to thank the citizens of Toronto whose vigilance assisted in locating and apprehending the boys.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300, 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 Kevin Pargetter, 43 Division