15-year-old boy facing 40 charges after 10 alleged armed robberies in Toronto

Mar 9 2020, 11:39 am

A 15-year-old boy is facing 40 charges following 10 alleged armed robberies that occurred in the city, according to Toronto police.

Between Wednesday, December 4, 2019, and Wednesday, March 4, 2020, officers say that ten retail store robberies were committed in Toronto.

In each incident, the suspect reportedly entered the store wearing a disguise while armed with a knife. Police say he made demands for money and products, and threatened to “stab” employees if they didn’t cooperate.

The suspect reportedly took a quantity of cash and liquor before fleeing the areas on foot.

Hold Up Squad investigators located the 15-year-old boy and arrested him.

They say that he has been charged with 10 counts of each of the following: Robbery With Offensive Weapon, Disguise With Intent, Carry Concealed Weapon, and Fail to Comply YCJA.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, on the Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).