A community reward for a suspect wanted by Toronto Police has been increased from $50,000 to $75,000.
T’Quan Robertson, 25, is accused of attempted murder and aggravated assault in the shooting incident where two young girls were shot at a playground just over two years ago,
“We are moving to Phase 2 where his image will be on billboards, bus shelters, advertising screens, Facebook and on masks,” said Bolo Program Director Maxime Langlois. “We are increasing the reward offer in this case and the successful tipster will be able to receive $75,000. This money can be claimed entirely anonymously. $75,000 is life-changing money. If you have something to say, grab the phone and say it now anonymously.”
Anyone with information on Robertson's whereabouts can call 416-808-222-TIPS (8477) to report anonymously. Anyone who sees Robertson can call 9-1-1 to alert police. He is considered dangerous.
Langlois had a direct message for Robertson.
“There is only one right to do,” he said. “Grab the phone, call a lawyer and make arrangements to turn yourself in. The whole city has been on the lookout for you and the whole city will again be on the lookout for you. The whole province and country are looking for you and this is not going to stop until you are apprehended.”
On June 14, 2018, two girls – ages nine and five – were shot while playing in a park at Alton Towers Circle in Scarborough.
Sheldon Eriya was arrested the next day and charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and the reckless discharge of a firearm, possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of crime.
On June 17, police identified the two other men they allege were involved in the shooting.
Tarrick Rhoden was arrested in August 2018 by the Ontario Provincial Police Minden detachment while Robertson remains at large.
Insp. Jim Gotell said police aren’t looking for witnesses or evidence to enhance their investigation.
“Our case is concluded and we are ready to go to trial,” he said. “We don’t need any help in that regard. What we need is to know where Mr. Robertson is. He has been evading police and arrest for the last two years.”
Police believe that Robertson is still in the province and Gotell warned anyone that is helping him to evade arrest that there are serious consequences.
“To family, friends and associates of Mr. Robertson I say that if you are helping him, I want you know this,” he added. “Toronto Police will arrest and charge you for accessory after the fact. We believe Mr. Robertson is dangerous and we need to get him off the street.”
Stacey King, the mother of the two injured girls, concurred with Gotell.
“If you’re helping him, do the right thing, because you will get charged with aiding a criminal,” she said. “You know what he did to innocent children that didn’t have to be shot.”
Bolo – Be On The Look Out – is a term that’s commonly used within the law enforcement community.
Administered by the Stephen Cretier Foundation, the Bolo program is an initiative leveraging social media and technology to make sure citizens are on the lookout for Canada’s most wanted so they can report sightings and submit tips to help the police arrest these wanted people.