Toronto police have announced the arrest of two out of the three suspects sought in connection with an alleged home invasion in the Beach last month.
According to police, officers were called to an apartment in the Norway and Elmer avenues area at 3:41 a.m. on Monday, March 20, for reports of a person with a gun.
Police said that a female suspect had befriended a man and gained entry into his apartment. After being in the apartment for some time, police alleged the female suspect left briefly and then returned with two male suspects.
The first male suspect was in possession of a machete and the second male suspect was in possession of a firearm, police alleged.
When the male suspects gained entry to the apartment, police said, the male victim fled in fear.
Last month police released photos of the three suspects being sought in connection with the incident ( https://beachmetro.com/2023/03/22/police-seek-woman-two-men-in-connection-with-alleged-home-invasion-near-norway-and-elmer-avenues-in-the-beach/)
As a result of investigation, two suspects were identified. On Sunday, April 16, they were arrested by members of the Durham Regional Police Service.
Draylon Taylor, 23, of Oshawa, has been charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, use of an imitation firearm, and unlawfully being in a dwelling house.
Sydney White, 22, of Ajax, has been charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and unlawfully being in a dwelling house.
In a news release on Tuesday, April 18, Durham Region police gave more details of the arrests.
According to Durham Regional Police, members of Central East Division stopped a vehicle in the area of Taunton Road East and Ritson Road North in Oshawa at approximately 5:15 p.m. on April 16. Police said the male and female in the vehicle were arrested on the outstanding warrants from the Toronto Police Service related to the March 20 incident in the Beach.
Upon further investigation, Durham Regional Police seized approximately 13 grams of cocaine, 155 grams of cannabis, 45 grams of GHB and a loaded firearm.
Taylor and White are facing additional charges laid by Durham Regional Police including possession of a prohibited firearm, occupying a motor vehicle with a firearm, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
In a Tuesday, April 18, news release Toronto police said a third male suspect is still being sought in connection with the March 20 incident in the Beach. He is described as in his 20s, approximately six-feet, two-inches tall, and was wearing a black jacket with fur lined hood, blue jeans, brown boots, and orange gloves. He was armed with a large machete style knife in a black sheath.
Police have released a photo of the suspect still being sought.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police in 55 Division at 416-808-5500, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 or online at https://www.222tips.com
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