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)