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CHARGES LAID FOLLOWING MOBILE PHONE STORE ROBBERY IN RICHMOND HILL

Posted on Tuesday November 05, 2019

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit have charged three people following an armed robbery at a mobile phone store in the City of Richmond Hill.  

On Monday, November 4, 2019, shortly after 2 p.m., York Regional Police were called to a mobile phone store in the area of Major Mackenzie Drive East and Bayview Avenue for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived, they located store employees who were not physically injured.

Investigators believe that three men armed with knives and their faces masked entered the store, grabbed the employees and restrained them using zip ties. The suspects demanded mobile phones and employees complied. The suspects fled with a quantity of phones and fled the area in a silver vehicle.

Shortly after 3 p.m., investigators located the vehicle and three suspects in the area of Islington Avenue and Elmhurst Drive in the City of Toronto, where they were placed under arrest.

Charged:

  • 16-year-old male youth, City of Toronto
  • Anthony MITCHELL, 18, City of Vaughan
  • Yasir MOHAMED, 23, City of Toronto

Charges:

  • Robbery With a Weapon
  • Disguise With Intent

The investigation is ongoing.

Investigators from the Hold-Up Unit remind business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images help to identify suspects, can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.