Five boys arrested after daytime muggings

Five teenage boys were arrested this week after two muggings in the Beach and Leslieville.

Police allege that a large group of boys threatened another two boys near Lyall Avenue and Hannaford Street at about 4:35 p.m. on Monday, June 1.

A fight started, and one of the two victims was stabbed before the group ran away with a stolen skateboard.

Two days later, police say the same group robbed another boy at about 2 p.m. near Queen Street East and Jones Avenue.

According to police, the group stole the boy’s backpack and shoes while wearing knives on their waists.

On Monday, police arrested four teenage boys, all from Toronto, in connection with the robberies.

A 15-year-old was charged with robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a prohibited weapon, assault with a weapon, and possessing property obtained by crime.

A 13-year-old, a 15-year-old, and a 16-year-old were charged with robbery.

On Tuesday, police arrested another boy in connection with the robberies. The 17-year-old was charged with robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.

According to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, police cannot release the names of the accused.

Anyone with information is asked to phone 55 Division police at 416-808-5500, or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Tips can also be sent online at, by texting TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637), or by leaving a tip on the 55 Division Facebook page.



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