Two Youths Arrested in Robbery Investigation

Posted On Sunday November 03, 2019

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau have arrested two youths in relation to three robberies within the GTA.

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., two 16-year-old male youths and an unknown suspect entered a communications and media store in the area of Mavis Road and Matheson Boulevard in the City of Mississauga. The suspects all wore masks and demanded that two employees attend the rear of the store. Both employee’s hands were zip tied by the suspects. The suspects then fled the scene in a dark coloured sedan.

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 2:23 p.m., two 16-year-old male youths and an unknown suspect entered a communications and media store in the area of First Commerce Drive and Wellington Street in the City of Aurora. The suspects wore masks and demanded that two employees attend the rear of the store. The employee’s hands were zip tied by the suspects. The suspects then fled the scene in a stolen vehicle with property from the store.

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., two 16-year-old male youths and an unknown suspect entered a communications and media store in the area of Airport Road and Bovaird Drive in Brampton. The suspects all wore masks and demanded that two customers and three employees attend the rear of the store. An altercation occurred and one of the customers, a 67 year-old man, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The customers and the employee’s hands were zip tied by the suspects. The suspects then fled the scene in a stolen vehicle with property from the store.

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 12:00 p.m., investigators with the assistance of Toronto Police located the stolen vehicle in the area of Finch Avenue West and Weston Road in Toronto. After a brief foot pursuit, two 16-year-old youths were arrested and charged with the following: 

  • Robbery (X3)
  • Wear Disguise with Intent (X3)
  • Assault Cause Bodily Harm
  • Possession of Stolen Property

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identity of the Young Persons charged in this investigation is protected.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators in 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.

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Inc # 19-0390390

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