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A man in his 60s is dead after a fire in a Queen Street East apartment just east of Glen Manor on Christmas morning. The fire, which was contained to the fourth floor apartment where the victim lived, was not weather-related. The fire marshal’s office is investigating. PHOTO: Phil Lameira
A man in his 60s is dead after a fire in a Queen Street East apartment just east of Glen Manor on Christmas morning. The fire, which was contained to the fourth floor apartment where the victim lived, was not weather-related. The fire marshal’s office is investigating.
PHOTO: Phil Lameira

A 19-year-old man was robbed in Crescent Town just after noon on Dec. 16. The victim was in his car when a man approached and entered his vehicle, pulled out a knife and demanded cash. The victim handed over his money and the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a 55-year-old white male, 5’11”, about 100 lbs with brown hair.

A 25-year-old man was on the subway near Victoria Park station at about 2 a.m. on Dec. 19 when five males approached. The suspects hit the victim, knocked him unconscious and took his cell phone before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 35-year-old male was near Victoria Park and Danforth Avenues at about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 22 when six males approached. The group demanded his personal property, and two suspects restrained the victim. The suspects took two cell phones and fled the scene, leaving the victim unharmed.

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A 30-year-old man was near Pharmacy and Denton Avenues at about 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 22 when three males in a vehicle pulled up. The group left the vehicle and attacked the victim, hitting him before taking his cell phone and fleeing the scene. The victim sustained minor injuries during the attack.

A man has been arrested for armed robbery and faces a total of nine charges after an attempted drug theft at a Queen Street East pharmacy.

Police allege that at about 1 p.m. on Dec. 22, a man entered the Shoppers Drug Mart at Queen and Lee and approached the pharmacy counter. With his hand inside his jacket, he claimed to be armed and demanded narcotics, threatening to shoot employees.

When he was given drugs, he attempted to flee, but citizens stopped and held him. During the struggle, he dropped a knife. A second knife was found when officers arrived to arrest the suspect.

Adam Price, 27, faces charges including two counts of Robbery, Disguise with Intent, three counts of Threaten Bodily Harm, Carry Concealed Weapon, Weapons Dangerous and Fail to Comply Probation. He made his first court appearance at College Park courts on Dec. 23.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 416-808-0703, or through the Crime Stoppers contacts listed below.

Police in 41 Division are looking for the public’s help in locating suspects in a kidnapping and assault investigation.

On Dec. 21 at about 3 a.m., police were called to Bluffers Park for unknown trouble. There they found a 33-year-old woman, who reported that she had been held against her will for four days at an apartment near Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road.

Three women and a man allegedly beat the victim repeatedly using a variety of weapons. She was then taken to another apartment near Danforth and Kingston Roads, where the assaults continued.

The victim was put in a car and driven to Bluffers Park. On the way, one of the suspects choked the victim with a seatbelt. The victim managed to escape the vehicle and alert a passerby, who called police.

On Dec. 30, June Wilson, 36, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with four counts of Assault with a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, two counts of Assault, Forcible Confinement, Kidnapping, Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence and Overcome Resistance to Commission of Offence. She made her first court appearance in Scarborough courts on Dec. 31.

Still wanted by 41 Division police are John Brown, 44, of Pickering, Allison Bray, 35, of Toronto, and Elanna Marki, 40, also of Toronto. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Graeme Naidoo at 416-808-4100.

To leave anonymous tips on this or any other crime, contact Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


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