Armed Robbery and arrest Toronto
Dec 15, 2017
Bulletin 2017-2313

On Friday December 15, 2017 at approximately 1:30 P.M. 2 suspects entered a jewellery store on Morningside Ave. Toronto.  Suspect #1 was unmasked and held the door open for a masked suspect #2. 

Suspect #2 armed with what turned out to be a replica handgun vaulted the counter and began to smash the jewellery cases placing the jewellery in a bag. 

There were three employees in the store at the time of the occurrence, who electronically locked the door and retreated to the rear of the premise.  Suspect number one was locked between the two front doors.  Suspect #2 was trapped in store and the victims overpowered him and disarmed him.

The police arrived and arrested both accused, who were armed with knives as well.  Both subjects are youthful offenders and can not be identified.

NOTE: Although no one was injured in this incident JVC strongly recommends that victims do not resist in this type of event. On October 4th 2017, in Toronto a jewellery resisted during a robbery and was shot and wounded. JVC File 2277

                                    

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