Group wanted for 15 ‘brazen’ robberies in Toronto, Halton and Peel

Police units across three regions of the GTA are hunting a group of males responsible for a series of brazen robberies that targeted at least 15 convenience stores and gas stations overnight.

Peel Regional Police are taking the lead on the case, but Toronto Police confirmed they had six of these hold-ups involving guns.

“We’ve not caught them yet, but it’s quite a brazen thing,” Const. David Hopkinson said.

“Fifteen robberies is quite a significant amount. I don’t know if I’ve heard in my career in such a short period of time. Now that businesses are open, if they’re continuing with this rampage, they may be targeting other businesses.”

Hopkinson said the spree began in Halton, then spread to Peel and then to Toronto, with the last reported robbery around 4 a.m. Thursday.

Police in Halton Region are investigating an armed robbery in the Thompson Road and Main St. area of Milton. They are also actively tracking down the suspects with the aid of K9.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday, three men dressed in black, with black hats and black masks, entered the Big Bear Convenience store and robbed the clerk. The clerk was injured when pushed into a glass shelving that shattered and cut his leg. The injury is not considered to be serious.

There was no immediate word on the clerk’s condition.

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