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Boy arrested for Retail Robbery,
Kingston Road and McCowan Road area



Broadcast time: 13:50
Date: Friday, November 6, 2020
Unit: Hold Up
Phone: 416-808-7350
Case #: 2020-2103628


The Toronto Police Service Hold Up Squad would like to make the public aware of an arrest in relation to a retail robbery.

On Thursday, November 5, 2020 at approximately 12:10 a.m., the police responded to reports of a robbery in the Kingston Road and McCowan Road area.

It is alleged that:

- a boy entered a store while wearing a mask

- he approached the cashier, pulled a knife and demanded cash and cigarettes

- he took the items and fled the store

Members of Toronto Police Service's 43 Division responded to the 9-1-1 call and quickly located a boy who was still in the area.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested without incident.

He has been charged with:

1.Robbery with an Offensive Weapon

2.Disguise with Intent

3.Weapons Dangerous

4.Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (Under $5000.00)

He appeared in court on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., at Toronto East Court , 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, Room 408.

***Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:

110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.***

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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 Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Lauren Pogue, Hold Up