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Arrest made in Robbery investigation,
Renforth Drive and Rathburn Road area,
Young person faces 10 charges

Broadcast time: 11:00
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

22 Division

Case #: 2020-1638284

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in a robbery investigation.

On Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 2 p.m., officers attended a robbery call in the Renforth Drive and Rathburn Road area.

It is alleged that:

- a man was walking on Renforth Drive

- a male suspect approached the man from behind and struck him numerous times

- the suspect stole the man's cell phone and fled on foot

On Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 5:10 p.m., officers attended a robbery call in The East Mall and West Deane Valley Road area.

It is further alleged that:

- a male suspect attempted to steal from a vehicle parked in a driveway of a residence

- a witness parked his vehicle and confronted the man

- the suspect produced a knife and chased the witness down the street

- the witness dropped his car keys and the suspect picked up the keys

- he then subsequently stole the witness' vehicle

- the stolen vehicle was involved in a minor collision and fled the scene

- the stolen vehicle was involved in another collision, which rendered it inoperable.

- officers attended the collision scene and made an arrest

A 16 year-old boy, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Theft Under $5000.00
2. Mischief Over $5000.00
3. Robbery With Offensive Weapon
4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000.00
5. Assault with a Weapon
6. Weapons Dangerous
7. Dangerous Operation
8. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00
9. Possession of Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
10. Robbery with Violence

He was scheduled to appear in court on August 31, 2020 at 10 a.m., at 311 Jarvis Street, room 1.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers
anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your
message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime
Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Jim Brons, 22 Division