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Man arrested in gas station robbery investigation,
Front Street East and Sherbourne Street area,
Ryan Foster, 30

Broadcast time: 16:30
Monday, December 30, 2019

51 Division

Case #: 2019-1088694

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a man arrested as part of a violent gas station robbery investigation.

The robbery occurred in the area of Front Street East and Sherbourne Street.

It is alleged 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

- the man brandished a knife and immediately jumped over the counter

- the man pointed the knife at the victim, demanded he open the cash register and ordered him to lay on the floor

- the man removed a quantity of money from the cash register

- the victim was compliant and remained on the floor

- after removing all the money, the man violently stomped on the victim’s head several times, rendering him unconscious

- he fled the store

- the victim was eventually located and transported to hospital suffering from a fractured eye socket, fractured skull, and cuts and bruising to his face.

See previous news release.

See previous news release.

On Sunday, December 29, 2019, investigators from the Hold Up Squad arrested Ryan Foster, 30, of Toronto.

He was charged with:

1. Two counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
2. Two counts of Disguise with Intent
3. Two counts of Possession of a Weapon
4. Two counts of Aggravated Assault

He appeared in court on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m, at 60 Queen Street West Court, room 101.

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Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Lauren Pogue, Hold-Up Squad