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FOUR PEOPLE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH STREET LEVEL ROBBERY IN VAUGHAN

Posted on Tuesday April 02, 2024
Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card

Investigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have charged one adult and three youths in connection with a robbery in the City of Vaughan.

On Saturday, March 30, 2024, shortly after 10 p.m., police responded to a parking lot in the Jane Street and Rutherford Road area for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived at the scene, it was learned that the victim planned to sell a highly valued Pokémon trading card.

When the victim arrived, two suspects exited a vehicle and approached him. As he produced the Pokémon card, one of the suspects grabbed it and ran back toward the vehicle, where two additional suspects were waiting.

The victim attempted to give chase when one suspect brandished a knife. The victim was able to obtain a licence plate prior to the vehicle fleeing.

The vehicle was located and followed into the City of Toronto where an arrest was safely made in the Parliament Street and Richmond Street East area.

At the time of these offences, one accused was already before the courts on unrelated charges and bound by an Undertaking with conditions. A second accused also before the courts on unrelated charges was bound by two separate Probation Orders.

Charged:
Haaron FARAH, 20, of Toronto

Charges include:
Robbery/Theft with Violence or Threats of Violence
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
Fail to Comply with Release Order

Charged:
16-year-old male, of Toronto
17-year-old male, of Toronto
17-year-old male, of Toronto - also charged with YCJA Breach of Probation x2

Charges include:
Robbery/Theft with Violence or Threats of Violence
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7445, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

Prepared by: Constable Kevin Nebrija
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                    April 2, 2024