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 the skateboard of one of the victims.
Two days later, police say the 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 provisions of 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 www.222tips.com, by texting TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637), or by leaving a tip on the 55 Division Facebook page.
Police are hoping for the public’s help after a shooting near Pharmacy and Danforth Avenues.
On Saturday, June 21 at about 9:55 p.m., police were called about gunshots. Officers arrived to find a 22 year-old man who had been shot multiple times. He was taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries.
Witnesses are asked to call police at 416-808-4104, or contact Crime Stoppers.
Aaron Weatherhead, 26, has been named as the latest suspect in 55 Division’s ‘Wanted Wednesday’ program.
Weatherhead is wanted for break and enter, theft, mischief, and failing to comply with probation.
He is described as 6’, about 160 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with any information should call police at 416-808-5500 or contact Crime Stoppers.
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