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Toronto 'Subway Bandit' facing nearly 50 charges after robbing 16 locations

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Ainsley Smith Mar 15, 2018 12:44 pm 338

A foot-long list of charges have been brought against the man the police dubbed the “Subway Bandit,” following a series of armed robberies targeting Subway restaurants, mainly in the Greater Toronto Area.

According to police, 16 Subway sandwich locations have been robbed, nine in Toronto and seven in the Peel Region between February 18 and Tuesday March 13.

During these ongoing robberies, Police referred to the suspect as the “Subway Bandit.”

It’s alleged that a man would enter the Subway location, disguising his identity with a pair of glasses and his hood tied close around his face.

In some instances, the man initially posed as a customer, asking to purchase an item, before demanding cash. The suspect would then put his hand inside his pocket and displayed a handgun.

In other instances, the man would walk behind the counter and remove the money from the till himself.

According to police, an additional man was present during three of the robberies.

On March 13, 21-year-old Egal Wais of Toronto was arrested following a joint investigation by Toronto and Peel Police. During the arrest, officers located a replica firearm.

Wais now faces 16 counts of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, 16 counts of using an imitation firearm to commit an indictable offence, and 16 counts of disguise with intent.

Yosef Ali, 24, also from Toronto, was charged with three counts of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, three counts of use imitation firearm to commit indictable offence, and disguise with intent.

Both men are scheduled to appear in court on April 19.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]
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