Toronto Police arrest six teens in connection with Yonge and Eglinton 'swarming robberies'

Mar 15 2018, 7:29 pm

Following a series of ‘swarming robberies‘ occurring in the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue area, Toronto Police have arrested six minors.

According to police, the first incident occurred on January 17 and the most recent robbery took place on March 8.

In each incident, a group of young suspects would approach a victim and demand personal property. In many cases, the victim would be threatened or physically attacked and a weapon would be produced.

Personal items stolen included cell phones, backpacks, clothing, and money. Each incident occurred within a 1km radius of the busy Toronto intersection.

Toronto Police announced today that so far, two 14-year-olds, one 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old have been arrested in connection with the swarming robberies. Police say there are still several suspects outstanding.

No suspect can be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

With March Break still underway, Police are warning teenagers in the Yonge and Eglinton area to be cautious.

Anyone who is a victim or witnesses this type of incident is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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