Toronto Gun Crime Roundup!

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Hey, Chief Blair! How is that “Project Safe City” working out for you?

Harassed any honest gun owners lately?

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Major News Reports & News Releases

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Arrest – 23 Division

Rushaune Champagnie, 21
Jamal Mercer, 20
Teddy Fordjour, 19
Emmanuel Munkoh, 20

Charge(s): January 11, 2011 – Robbery While Armed with Firearm) (1 count each) Mercer (2 counts), Point Firearm (Mercer only), Possession Property Obtained by Crime (1 count each), Mercer (5 counts), Fail to Comply Probation (Mercer, Champagnie, Munkoh(1 count each), Fail to Comply Recognizance (Munkoh only).

Arrested and investigated by Members of Hold-Up Squad

On January 11, 2011, four male suspects attended Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall and entered retail stores. The suspects loaded bags with merchandise and fled. On one occasion, all of the suspects were confronted by store security. One of the suspects produced a handgun and pointed it towards a security guard. All of the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle which had previously been reported stolen from an unrelated matter. Officers gave chase and attempted to box in the vehicle. The suspects exited the vehicle and fled in different directions. Subsequently, the above suspects were apprehended a short time later. No injuries were sustained by the victims. Officers sustained minor injuries but were able to continue their tour of duty. At the time of arrest, MERCER was found to be in possession of a master filed down car key used to unlock specific vehicles. Further investigation revealed that three of the suspects had failed to comply with the conditions of their probation and recognizance. Full recovery has been made.

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Robbery (Home Invasion) – 31 Division

A 30 year old male, a 33 year old male, a 25 year old male and a 24 year old male, report that on January 12. 2011 at approximately 1400 hours, they were inside their dwelling located in the area of Jane Street and Steeles Avenue when one of the victims responded to a knock at the door. At that time three male suspects, two armed with handguns, forced their way inside the premises. One of the suspects pushed and punched the victim backwards into a room with the other three victims. A second suspect who was armed with a handgun pistol whipped one of the other victims. The suspects removed a quantity of cellular telephones and laptops. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. Two of the victims received minor injuries but refused medical treatment. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence. Description of Suspect #1: Male, black, 25 to 30 years, 6’ to 6’1”, 180 lbs to 189 lbs, medium build, black hair. Suspect #2: Male, black, 25 to 30 years, 5’6” to 5’8”, medium build, short black hair. Suspect #3: Male. NO FURTHER DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE.

10156/88551/17:39

 
Robbery (Business) – 23 Division

A 19 year old female and a 55 year old male, employees of Rexall IDA Pharmacy, 140 LaRose Avenue report that on January 12, 2011 at approximately 1900 hours a male suspect wearing a disguise and armed with a firearm entered the premises and approached the counter. The suspect pointed the firearm at the female victim’s head and demanded that she walk to the back of the store. Once at this location the suspect observed the male victim and pointed the firearm at this victim and made a demand for prescription drugs. The victim did not comply. The suspect then fled the scene empty handed in an older dark coloured four door vehicle in an unknown direction. No injuries were sustained by the victims. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence. Description of Suspect: Male, white, 5’5” to 5’6”, 130 lbs, thin build.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5191&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Robbery (Mugging) – 41 Division

A 16 year old male reports that on January 14, 2011 at approximately 1530 hours, he was walking in the area of Marcos Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East, when he was approached by two suspects in a vehicle. The suspects exited the vehicle and engaged the victim in conversation. One suspect produced a handgun and the suspects removed the victim’s iPod and cellular telephone. The suspects then fled the scene in a blue Honda civic in an unknown direction. No injuries were sustained by the victim. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence. Description of Suspect #1: Male, black, 30-40 years, 6’, brown eyes. Suspect #2: Male, black, 30-40 years, 5’8”, brown eyes.

90292/87931/20:40

 
Sunday, January 16, 2011

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5192&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Shooting – 54 Division

On January 16, 2011 at approximately 0200 hours, officers responded to a radio call for a shooting in the area of Donlands Avenue and Danforth Avenue. A male victim was located in the area with a gunshot wound to the stomach. The victim was transported to a hospital by Toronto EMS, where he was admitted and treated. His condition is unknown at this time. NO SUSPECT DESCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE.

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Robbery (Mugging) – 23 Division

A 59 year old male reports that on January 16, 2011 at approximately 1057 hours, he was in the area of Kipling Avenue and Albion Road when he was approached by a male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and made a demand for property. The victim made good his escape and the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence. Description of Suspect: Male, black, 35 to 40 years, 6’2”, 180 pounds, thin build.

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