Men Arrested in Series of Robberies

Posted On Sunday September 16, 2018
Seized Firearm
Seized Firearm

Region of Peel– Investigators from the Peel Regional Police Central Robbery Bureau have arrested two men for a series of robberies.

Between June 14, 2018 and September 10, 2018, a number of armed robberies occurred at various financial and retail locations throughout the cities of Brampton and Toronto. During each of the robberies, the suspects wore a variety of disguises to conceal their identities and would confront the victims while armed with a handgun and make a demand for money. Working in conjunction with the Toronto Police Hold Up Squad, members of the Central Robbery Bureau initiated an investigation.

As a result of the investigation, members of the Central Robbery Bureau arrested Aynla Mustafa Hassan and Mossab Abdelrahim on September 14, 2018.  During the course of their arrest, a .22 calibre handgun was also recovered in a vehicle.

Police conducted a Criminal Code search warrant on a residence associated to one of the suspects and located a replica firearm, masks and clothing specific to the robberies.

Aynla Mustafa Hassan, a 26 year-old man from Brampton has been charged with the following offences:

Robbery (12 counts)
Wear Disguise During the Commission of an Offence (12 counts)
Use Imitation Firearm While Committing an Offence (11 counts)
Careless Storage of Firearm
Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Weapon
Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm
Tampering with Serial Number of Firearm
Breach of Probation Order

Mossab Abdelrahim, a 25 year old man from Toronto has been charged with the following offences:

Careless Storage of Firearm
Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Weapon
Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm
Tampering with Serial Number of Firearm
Possession of Firearm Contrary to Order
Fail to Comply with Recognizance

Both men were held in custody and appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on September 15, 2018.

To view an image of the seized firearm, visit peelpolice.ca.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Central Robbery Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3410. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.

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