Police arrest 3 teen boys in connection to armed robberies in the GTA

Jan 7 2020, 7:30 am

The Toronto Police Service says that three youths have been arrested for a series of carjacking robberies and an armed retail robbery that occurred in the GTA last June.

Between Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 15, 2019, a group of male perpetrators allegedly committed four carjacking robberies in the Greater Toronto Area.

In each circumstance, two of the males would reportedly approach the victim before forcefully taking the vehicle’s keys and driving away.

In one instance, police say that a ‘Taser’-style weapon was used on a victim.

On the following Monday, June 17, three men allegedly committed an armed retail robbery in the Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street area.

The men reportedly entered the store while wearing masks, carrying handguns which they pointed at the victim. Police say the men took cash and cell phones before fleeing the scene in one of the vehicles they had stolen in a previous carjacking.

The men have been identified and arrested, and officers say they recovered two imitation firearms throughout the investigation. The charges are as follows:

A 17-year-old boy, of Brampton, was arrested and is charged with:

  • Five counts of Robbery
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Use Imitation Firearm during Commission of Indictable Offence
  • Possession of Weapon
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over
  • Two counts of Fail to Comply Recognizance
  • Eleven counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

A 15-year-old boy, of Brampton, was arrested and is charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Use Imitation Firearm during Commission of Indictable Offence
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over
  • Fail to Comply YCJA

Another 15-year-old boy, of Brampton, was arrested, and is charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Use Imitation Firearm during Commission of Indictable Offence
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, on Facebook, or by texting TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).