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Public Safety Alert,
Police investigating game console robberies,
Glencairn Subway Station



Broadcast time: 18:00
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Unit: 13 Division
Phone: 416-808-1300
Case #: 2020-2174796


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two robbery investigations where game consoles were advertised on the internet.

On Monday, November 16, 2020, at approximately 4 p.m., officers responded to a call for a robbery in the Glencairn Subway Station area.

- a 26-year-old man had posted an advert online selling a gaming console

- he arranged to meet another man who agreed to purchase the console

- during the transaction the man produced a black handgun

- he demanded the console be handed over

- the suspect fled the area

The suspect was described as black, 30, with a wart on his right hand. He was wearing a navy jacket with a hoodie, black pants and a dark toque.


It is further reported:

On Monday, November 16, 2020, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for a robbery in the Glencairn Subway Station area.

- a man had placed an advert online selling a gaming console

- he made arrangements to meet the prospective buyer

- he asked a friend to accompany him

- they were approached by two other men

- one of the men grabbed the console and the pair fled on foot

The first suspect is described as black, 18-25, 5’8", with a skinny build and short dark hair in an afro. He was wearing a 'Chicago Bulls' baseball cap with a red trim on the brim, a dark coat, and dark pants.

The second suspect is described as black, 18-25, 5’5", with a medium build and longer hair in an afro. He was wearing a black nylon jacket and track pants.

Detective Sean McCutcheon would like to remind both buyers and sellers using internet marketplace platforms to exercise caution in their transactions:

- limit personal information shared with strangers

- meet in a safe location like a public place with plenty of light

- try to stay within areas with CCTV

- have a friend go with you and let someone know where you are

More detailed safety tips can also be found on the various marketplace platforms.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1300, 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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sean McCutcheon, 13 Division