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19-year-old woman arrested after subway robbery caught on camera (VIDEO)

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Ainsley Smith Aug 02, 2018 6:54 am 681

A 19-year-old woman has been arrested after an altercation and alleged robbery took place one the TTC at Eglinton West Station earlier this week.

In a video shared on YouTube, a young Black woman appears to be chasing an older Asian woman on a subway car.

Eventually, the two get closer to the person filming the video who then tells the t-shirt-clad woman to “stop assaulting” the other person. She appears to be attempting to grab her phone.

The woman responds that she “just wants her to delete the video.”

The person behind the camera can also be heard commenting that the young Black woman told the older woman to “go back to China” and threatens to call the police.

Eventually, the subway stops, the doors open, and the young Black woman runs away on the platform, allegedly with the victim’s phone.

According to police, 19-year-old Tashia James of no fixed address surrendered to police on Wednesday, August 1 at 1:30 am.

A spokesperson for the Toronto police spoke to Daily Hive and confirmed that James was arrested and charged with one count of robbery and one count of failure to comply with probation.

She was expected to appear in court at College Park on Wednesday.

With files from Eric Zimmer. 

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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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