Hold Up investigators want to speak to the woman who bought a silver minivan used in an armoured car robbery.
The 2000 Dodge Caravan was bought on January 10 in Ajax, near Westney and Kingston Rds., with $800 cash from a private seller advertising on Kijiji.
On January 20, at 10:25 p.m., two men confronted and exchanged gunfire with a G4S armoured car security guard, making off with just under $100,000.
“This is a planned event, they make a purchase of a vehicle 10 days before, possibly by the woman who may have been duped (into making the purchase),” Staff Inspector Mike Earl said, of the black woman in her 20s, whom he urged to come forward to police.
Earl said if these suspects are willing to exchange gunfire, they are a danger to the public.
“Public safety is a big concern… For public safety, officer safety and even for G4S safety, we want to get these guys off the street,” said Earl.
A $10,000 reward was also announced by Garda World, who own G4S Canada.
Garda World Corporate Security Director Yves Riopel said their company is concerned about the violent nature of the robbery.
“This event put the general public and the agents at great risk. Garda World is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information to be transmitted to the Toronto Police Service, leading to the arrest and conviction of these individuals,” he said.
The robbers were both wearing full masks and carrying handguns.
Their silver 2000 Dodge Caravan was found abandoned at Kingslake Rd. and Waddington Cres., just north of the mall.
Hold Up investigators released security camera video of the robbery.
“Our investigators have been working with Garda and G4S since the robbery occurred, and gone through several hours of videotape in the mall and around the mall,” Earl said. “We’re hoping the reward will stimulate some individuals who may have some knowledge from this robbery.”