Teen robbed on Royal York Road

Crime Beat

A teen was robbed of his electronic devices while walking on Royal York Road near the Queensway on Jan. 19. The 16 year old told police he was walking eastbound around 4:40 p.m. when two individuals approached him. The pair demanded the teen’s property. When he gave the pair his iPod and BlackBerry, the pair grabbed his hat and fled the scene. The teen was unharmed.

Bank teller threatened, robbed

A bank teller was threatened and robbed after a disguised man entered a Bloor West Scotiabank on Jan. 21.

Police say a man wearing a disguise entered the bank at 2930 Bloor St. West around 3:40 p.m. The man reportedly threatened the teller and demanded cash. When the teller complied, the perpetrator fled westbound on Bloor Street West. The teller was unharmed.

Cellphone theft warning

Police are warning about an ongoing trend of cellphone thefts, particularly iPhones and other higher-end smart-phones such as BlackBerrys. In many cases the owners of the phones are using them on the subway or in other public places when these thefts occur, police say.

The devices are being snatched directly out of the owners’ hands, and the thieves are making a quick getaway on foot.

Please be vigilant when using such devices under such conditions.

Never resist a thief in these types of circumstances, as you might get injured.

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By: Town Crier Staff
Posted: Jan 31 2011 4:01 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto