Police are on the hunt for two suspects who robbed an Esso gas store and a customer near Kingston Rd. and Scarborough Golf Club Rd. on Thursday, December 21.
It’s reported one of the suspects pulled out an assault rifle while standing inside the store’s front door and pointed the high-powered weapon at store employees and customers, one of whom he robbed.
The second suspect went behind the counter and removed a quantity of cash and cigarettes.
Staff Inspector Mike Earl is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the suspects.
“We have been seeing a rash of robberies across the city recently with more and more firearms being used,” he said. “That’s very concerning and we need to apprehend these guys.”
Both male suspects are described as black, 5’5’-5’6’ with thin builds.
The first suspect with the gun is dressed in black with a hoodie pulled tight around his face, while the second is wearing a dark coat with two white stripes around the waist and cuffs. A bandana conceals his face.
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.