Toronto man charged after stealing puppy in violent home invasion robbery

Jun 2 2017, 9:16 pm

A 23-year-old Toronto man has been arrested following a violent home invasion robbery at Bloor and Sherbourne.

According to Toronto Police, on May 14, the man forced his way into an apartment with a handgun and demanded money from the resident. The accused then subdued the 48-year-old women, and pistol whipped her head several times.

He took one of her puppies and made an escape. The victim suffered minor cuts to her head.

The police investigation identified a male suspect, and after a search warrant was obtained, the man was arrested on May 31. During the arrest, police found a loaded handgun and a revolver belonging to the accused, along with a large quantity of heroin and cocaine, which were all seized.

Samuel Elvira, 23, of Toronto, was charged with several offences including robbery while armed with a firearm, unauthorized possession of firearm, and six counts of Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Elvira appeared in court at Old City Hall on June 1.

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