21-year-old allegedly forgets bag with loaded gun in store, returns to get it

Jun 3 2020, 3:03 pm

A 21-year-old man was arrested and now faces over a dozen charges, after he allegedly left a bag containing a loaded semi-automatic handgun inside a store in Etobicoke.

According to police, the man forgot the bag inside of a store located in the Browns Line and Evans Avenue area and then went back to retrieve it.

Concerned citizens secured the bag – allegedly containing a Smith and Wesson .40 calibre handgun and an extended magazine – and then proceeded to call the police.

Officers were called to the scene on Monday, just after 3:30 pm.

The man has been identified by Toronto Police as Nigel Lopez of Toronto.

Lopez has been charged with 14 offences including possession of a loaded restricted firearm, unlicensed person possession of a restricted weapon, store firearm dangerously, and mischief under $5000

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477)

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