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Man arrested for series of Retail Robberies,
Downtown Toronto,
John Perry, 52

Broadcast time: 11:00
Date: Monday, November 16, 2020
Unit: Hold Up
Phone: 416-808-7350
Case #: 2020-2118133

The Toronto Police Service's Hold Up Squad would like to make the public aware of an arrest in relation to a series of retail robberies across downtown Toronto.

It is alleged that:

- from Wednesday, October 14, 2020 to Sunday, November 8, 2020 a man entered four stores

- every time he would go behind the counter

- he assaulted the clerks and grabbed cash and other items

- he would then flee the store before police arrived

On Friday, November 13, 2020, John Perry, 52, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with:

1. four counts of Robbery
2. Theft Under $5000
3. five counts of Fail to Comply Recognizance

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 10 a.m., room 112.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Lauren Pogue, Hold Up