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Public Safety Alert,
Street robberies,
North-east part of Scarborough

Broadcast time: 18:15
Monday, September 28, 2020

42 Division

Case #: 2020-1810835

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a number of street robberies that have occurred in the north-east part of Scarborough.

All four incidents have occurred between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., on Thursday, September 24, 2020 and Saturday, September 26, 2020, in the area bordered by Warden Avenue to Neilson Avenue and Sheppard Avenue to Finch Avenue.

It was reported that:

- the victims have been dropped off at, or waiting at, TTC bus stops

- the males committing the robbery are arriving in a vehicle, surrounding the victims, and either assaulting them or brandishing a knife

- they then search them and take their property

- some of the victims did not always notice the males approaching

Police are asking that people remain extra vigilant when travelling during these early morning hours on public transit or walking

If possible, travel with a friend and be aware of your surroundings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, 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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Thomas Imrie, 42 Division Major Crime Unit