Shotgun Blast During Robbery

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 9:13 a.m. January 14, 2015
Updated: 9:16 a.m. January 14, 2015

Toronto Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects – two of them were armed with shotguns – who committed a robbery at a west end convenience store on December 11.

A hooded man holding a gun behind a counter with a  woman with her face pixelated from view
A man holds a sawed off shotgun as he struggles with a sales clerk while robbing a store

It’s alleged that the men entered the store at Eglinton Ave. W. and Locksley Ave. around 9 p.m. and ordered the customers to the floor.

One suspect with a sawed-off shotgun jumped the counter and ordered the store clerk to open the safe with the money. During the confrontation, he discharged the firearm narrowly missing the victim.

“This was a very violent robbery and we want to get these guys off the street,” said Hold Up Staff Inspector Mike Earl. “We are asking for the public to assist us with identifying these dangerous suspects.”

In addition to slinging a shotgun, the second suspect was carrying an Adidas duffle bag.

Security camera video of a convenience store robbery at Eglinton Avenue West and Locksley Avenue

The third suspect kept the customers corralled on the floor and relieved them of their cell phones.

Once the safe was opened, the suspects ran off with a quantity of cash.

The suspects, who wore dark face coverings and white gloves, are described as black and in their mid-20s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at  222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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