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Friday, June 21, 2013

Multiple Robberies (Muggings) at Islington Ave. / Eglinton Ave.

The following two incidents were reported to have occurred early in the morning on June 21, 2013 by the Toronto Police Service:
“Two 18 year old males report that on June 21, 2013 at approximately 1:00 am they were in the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Islington Avenue when they were approached by two male suspects, one armed with a knife. One of the suspects removed a cellphone and iPod earbuds from one victim while the second suspect held the second victim and removed his cellphone. The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction. No injuries were sustained by the victims. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.”

Suspect #1: Male, black, 17 to 22 years, 5'6", 174 pounds, medium build, short curly hair.
Suspect #2: Male, black, 17 years, 5'10", 150 pounds, thin build.

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The following incident occurred in the same location about 30 minutes later:
“A 17 year old male reports that on June 21, 2013 at approximately 1:35 am, he was in the area of Islington Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West when he was approached by two male suspects. One of the suspects engaged the victim in conversation and then made a demand for the victim’s valuables. The suspects removed the victim’s wallet, cellphone and backpack. The victim requested that he be allowed to keep his ID cards, and one of the suspects produced a handgun and held it to the victim’s head. The suspects then entered a vehicle and fled the scene in an unknown direction. No injuries were sustained by the victim. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.”

Suspect #1: Male, white, 14 to 20 years, 5'8", 165 to 174 pounds, medium build, short hair.
Suspect #2: Male, black, 14 to 20 years, 5'9" to 6', 150 to 161 pounds, thin build.

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