$75,000 reward offered for 2018 playground shooting suspect

Jun 15 2020, 5:05 pm

There has been an increase in the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of T’Quan Robertson.

According to police, 23-year-old T’Quan Robertson, of Toronto, is wanted for discharging a firearm with intent, attempted murder, and two counts of aggravated assault.

The reward has been increased to $75,000 by the BOLO program through Toronto Crime Stoppers.

The reward increase was announced today by Inspector Jim Gotell, Toronto Crime Stoppers Chair Sean Sportun and BOLO Program Director Maxime Langlois.

On June 14, 2018, around 5 pm, Toronto police responded to reports of a shooting in the McCowan Road and Alton Towers Circle area.

According to law enforcement, it is alleged that a man opened fire on another man who was in a small park. There were eleven small children in the park at the time of the shooting. Two girls, ages five and nine years old, were found with gunshot wounds.

In June of 2019, it was announced that there would be $50,000 reward for information on Robertson but it has now been increased it by $25,000.

At the time, police also reminded members of the public that providing assistance to Robertson is considered a criminal offence. “Accessory After The Fact” is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.

Robertson is described at 5’8”, and 130 pounds. He is also considered to be armed and dangerous. Police have advised the public not to approach him, if he is seen and to instead immediately call 9-1-1.

Crime Stoppers Chair Sean Sportun has said that crime prevention and community is a shared responsibility. He also said that it is something in which we all play a role.

“Crime Stoppers will always guarantee your anonymity and you will never be required to testify – so we urge you, if you know where T’Quan Robertson is or you have any information that can assist investigators in locating him — come forward… speak up… break the silence and by doing so, you will be making a difference in the safety of your community.”

Police also said that the BOLO program will be spreading the message over social media, through traditional advertising on billboards and through the use of a mobile digital advertisement truck.

“The Bolo Program is a breakthrough initiative leveraging social media, technology, and innovative engagement to encourage citizens like you to be on the lookout for Canada’s most wanted,” according to their website.

Anyone who submits a tip that leads to the arrest of Robertson, will be eligible for a $75,000 reward. The reward expires in one year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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