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Six people arrested for a series of Retail Robberies,
Toronto, Peel, York, Burlington and New Tecumseth areas,
Boy arrested

Broadcast time: 13:00
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Unit: Hold Up
Phone: 416-808-7350
Case #: 2020-2094088

On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Toronto Police Service issued a news release regarding six arrests that were made as part of a Hold Up Squad-led investigation into eight robberies across Toronto, Peel, York, Halton and Alliston.

It is alleged that:

- between Wednesday, November 4, 2020 and Tuesday, March 9, 2021, a group of males coordinated robberies involving cell phone stores, pharmacies, and retail stores in the Greater Toronto Area

- they used numerous stolen vehicles to travel to and from locations

- they would enter the target locations and use threats, violence and weapons to take over employees

- they would then load up on merchandise and cash before fleeing in their getaway vehicle

The Toronto Police Hold Up Squad, with support from Peel, York, O.P.P. and Halton Police were able to identify the suspects.

See previous release.

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, a 17-year-old boy, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. two counts of Robbery with a Firearm
2. two counts of Disguise with Intent
3. two counts of Possession Property Obtained by Crime
4. two counts of Fail to Comply Probation

He was scheduled to appear in court at Toronto West Court, 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Friday, April 23, 2021, at 10 a.m., room 206.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Acting Inspector Shawn Getty, Hold Up