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Violent gas station robbery,
Security video released

Broadcast time: 10:45
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Hold Up

Case #: 2019-1088694

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Inspector Lauren Pogue of Hold Up provided an update on a violent gas station robbery investigation.

The news conference can be viewed on Toronto Police YouTube channel.

The Toronto Police Service Hold Up is seeking the assistance identifying a man wanted for a violent gas station robbery. The robbery occurred at a gas station in the Front Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 4:08 a.m., a man entered a gas station kiosk disguised with a baseball hat and a hoodie pulled tight around his face

- he brandished a knife and immediately jumped over the counter

- he pointed the knife at the gas station employee, demanded he open the cash register and ordered him to lay on the floor

- he removed money from the till, putting it in his hoody pockets

- the employee was compliant and remained laying prone on the floor

- after removing all the money he violently and unprovoked stomped on the employee head several times, rendering him unconscious and then fled the store

- the employee was eventually located and transported to the hospital suffering from a fractured orbital bone and skull, and cuts and bruising to his face. He is now recovering from the injuries.

The suspect is described as black, mid 20s, 5'8"– 5'10" muscular build, wearing a dark hoodie with a silver zipper, black “Chuck Taylor” style running shoes, black gloves.

The security video can be viewed on Toronto Police YouTube channel.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Lauren Pogue, Hold Up