Toronto Police are looking for three men following a robbery and stabbing in Jamestown.
According to police, on Tuesday, December 18, at 6:30 pm, officers responded a call for a robbery in the Finch Avenue West and Silverstone Drive area.
It is reported that a 20-year-old man advertised a red Moose Knuckle jacket for sale using an online buy-and-sell app. The police did not specify which one.
The man was contacted by a prospective buyer who expressed an interest in purchasing the jacket and arrangements were made for the transaction to take place. The coat retails for about $1000 online.
Police say the 20-year-old man and his father then met with three men, who presented themselves as the prospective purchasers, in a parking lot near the intersection of Finch Avenue West and Silverstone Drive.
The trio arrived in a black Honda Civic, and as the seller showed them the jacket and one of the prospective purchasers tried it on.
At this point, police say the prospective buyer said he was taking the jacket without paying.
A struggle ensued, and one of the three men then took a knife out of his pocket and began to stab the 20-year-old man multiple times.
The man’s father then came to his son’s aid and was also slashed with the knife.
During the struggle, one of the prospective buyers was also cut, “causing significant blood loss.”
The three men then ran away with the stolen jacket.
The three men are wanted for:
1) Robbery with a weapon
2) Two counts of aggravated assault
The first suspect is described as a black man, 20-25 years, 5’9″, thin build, short black curly hair, wearing black clothing. He sustained a stab wound to the shoulder.
The second suspect is described as a black man, 20-25 years, 5’8″, short black curly hair, wearing all black clothing.
The third is described as a white man, 6’0″, 20-25, medium to heavy build, wearing black clothing.
They are all considered dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.
“Members of the public are advised to exercise caution when selling/purchasing items online, and when meeting with unknown persons to complete sales,” say police. They also suggest all transactions should be conducted in a public place.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).
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