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Two Men Arrested for Retail Robbery,
Brown’s Line and Horner Avenue area,
David Boutilier, 37,
James O’Leary, 41,



Broadcast time: 15:30
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Unit: Hold Up
Phone: 416-808-7350
Case #: 2020-960823


The Toronto Police Service has made two arrests in a robbery investigation.

On Monday, May 25, 2020 at approximately 2:18 a.m., police commenced an investigation into a retail robbery in the Brown’s Line and Horner Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

- two men entered a store and approached the counter

- one man produced a handgun, went behind the counter and demanded cash

- the victim opened the register and cash was taken while the second man took merchandise

- both men then fled the store

Through investigation by the Service's Hold Up Squad, two men were identified.

On Thursday, December 31, 2020 search warrants were executed and David Boutilier, 37, of Mississauga, was located and arrested.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 James O’Leary, 41, of Mississauga, was charged.

David Boutilier, 37, of Mississauga, is facing the following three charges:

1. Robbery with a Firearm

2. Wear Disguise

3. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

He was scheduled to appear at court on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 2 p.m., at Toronto West Court, 2201 Finch Avenue West, room 206.

James O’Leary, 41, of Mississauga, is facing the following five charges:

1. Robbery with a Firearm

2. Disguise with Intent

3. Possession Property Under $5000

4. Fail to Comply Release Order

5. Fail to Comply Probation

He was scheduled to appear at court on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10 a.m., at
Toronto West Court, 2201 Finch Avenue West, room 206.


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.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Lauren Pogue, Hold Up