Police Issue Public Safety Warning After Series of Overnight Robberies


Police are asking residents to exercise caution in the wake of several overnight robberies in part of Toronto and the west end GTA.

In the early hours of Thursday morning (Aug. 30), Toronto police said that police were investigating a series of robberies that reportedly took place in the west end of Toronto, Peel (Brampton and Mississauga) and Halton (Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills) regions overnight.

Police say a group of males robbed a number of businesses, including convenience stores and gas stations.

In Milton, a clerk sustained a minor injury during a robbery.

According to the Halton police, three males dressed in black, with black hats and black masks entered the Big Bear Convenience store at Thompson Rd. and Main St. around 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday night.

A handgun was produced and the lone clerk was robbed of cash, say Halton police.

Police say the clerk was pushed into a glass shelf that shattered, resulting in a laceration to his leg.

Toronto police say guns were indicated in the numerous robberies.

The suspects reportedly fled in cars.

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