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Man arrested in home invasion robbery investigation,
Pape Avenue and Cosburn Avenue area,
Yalcin Mirik, 35

Broadcast time: 11:45
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Unit: Hold Up
Phone: 416-808-7350
Case #: 2021-648682

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

On Friday, April 9, 2021, officers responded to a call for a home invasion robbery in the Pape Avenue and Cosburn Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

- three people were inside a residence when a man knocked on the door and asked to be let in

- one person answered the door and refused to let the man in so he forced open the door

- the man pulled out a knife, pointed it at the person and made a demand for money

- at that time, all three people got into a struggle with the man

- the man stabbed one of the people in the arm and then fled the scene empty handed

The Toronto Police Hold-Up Squad began an investigation and identified a man.

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Yalcin Mirik, 35, of no fixed address, was arrested.
He is facing the following seven charges:

1. Robbery with Offensive Weapon
2. Break and Enter Commit
3. two counts of Assault
4. Assault with a Weapon
5. Weapons Dangerous
6. Carry Concealed Weapon

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park Court on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., room 507.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for A/Inspector Shawn Getty, Hold-Up Squad