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Man Arrested in Retail Robbery Investigation,
Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West area

Broadcast time: 10:00
Monday, March 23, 2020

Hold Up

Case #: 2020-571764

The Toronto Police Service Hold Up Squad would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a retail robbery investigation in the Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West area.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, March 20, 2020, a man entered a store and made multiple customer purchase inquiries

- the man then stated that he had a gun and made a demand for cash

- the man took cash from the register and then fled on foot

Hold Up Squad identified a suspect as part of the investigation and carried out two search warrants.

It is further alleged that:

- an airsoft pistol was seized

On Friday, March 20, 2020, Bennet Tagoe, 26, of Toronto was arrested. He was charged with:

1. Robbery with a Firearm

He appeared in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 10 a.m., in court room 101.

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 or Google Play.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Lauren Pogue, Hold-Up Squad