Toronto police issue public safety alert following multiple robberies

May 22 2019, 4:53 pm

Toronto Police have issued a public safety alert following three attempted robberies in the Mount Pleasant Road and Lawrence Avenue East area.

According to police, on Tuesday, May 21, between 5:34 pm and 7 pm, a man was driving a stolen black Mercedes-Benz. He allegedly approached several people attempting to rob them and indicated he had a gun at the time of one of the robberies, but police say none was ever seen.

The man is described as black, 25-40, 5’10” to 6’2″, wearing a black baseball hat and dark-coloured clothing.

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The vehicle was later recovered by police.

The public is asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) or activities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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