Man swarmed during robbery

Town Crier Crime

A rash of street robberies has struck the area during last half of January.

On Jan. 26, a 23-year-old man was approached by a group of four men near Don Mills and Parkway Forest Drive. There was a struggle and then the victim was punched and kicked by the suspects, one of whom pulled out a gun while another pulled out a knife. At that time, a passerby saw what was happening and the suspects fled the scene.

The victim received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Toronto EMS.

A few days prior to that incident, a 13-year-old boy was victimized in a robbery near Bayview and Sheppard avenues. The boy was approached by three male suspects at around 3:30 p.m. and was told to hand over his cellphone and cash. The boy did so and the suspects fled into the nearby subway station.

The boy was not hurt.

About a week before that, a man and a woman were both sent to hospital following a street robbery near Don Mills and Sheppard.

The 39-year-old woman and 38-year-old man were approached by a male suspect at around 10:05 p.m. on Jan. 17. The suspect pushed the male victim to the ground and kicked him in the face, before taking a gold necklace from the female victim. The suspect then fled south on Don Mills.

The male victim suffered major injuries and the female victim suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to hospital by Toronto EMS.

Quartet of home burglaries target jewellery

The most recent of the break-and-enters occurred on Jan. 29 in the Bridle Path. A resident of Hyde Park Circle told police someone broke in through a window sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and stole cash and jewellery.

On Jan. 20, a resident of Daleberry Place told police someone broke in sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The thief managed to get away with jewellery, computer equipment and audio visual equipment.

Sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 18, a resident of Victoria Park was victimized when someone broke in through a door. In that case, jewellery was stolen.

Finally, on Jan. 15 sometime between 11:55 a.m. and 1 p.m. someone broke into a home on Denlow Boulevard by forcing a door open. Cash, jewellery and computers were taken from the residence.


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By: Shawn Star
Posted: Feb 19 2013 3:55 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto
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