Rate of rob­beries un­changed, but as­saults cause for con­cern

North York Post - - News -

The rate of rob­beries in 32 Divi­sion has show lit­tle change with a zero per cent change from 2017 to 2018, al­though in­ci­dents from tag-teams were recorded in both Wil­low­dale and New­ton­brook.

In Jan­uary, a 25-year-old fe­male vic­tim was ap­proached by a male sus­pect in a restau­rant in the Stee­les Av­enue West and Bathurst Street area. The fe­male vic­tim had with­drawn money prior to at­tend­ing the restau­rant and while en­gag­ing in con­ver­sa­tion with the male sus­pect, a fe­male sus­pect tried to steal the money from the vic­tim’s back­pack. The pair then switched tac­tics and the male sus­pect at­tempted to steal the money while the fe­male sus­pect dis­tracted the vic­tim. The events were cap­tured on se­cu­rity cam­era video.

An­other event in March saw two male sus­pects in masks en­ter a con­ve­nience store in the Wil­low­dale east area. The sus­pects were armed and de­manded cash and cig­a­rettes. Days later, the sus­pects de­manded cash and valu­ables from a male vic­tim in the park­ing lot of a bank in the same area and also de­manded a jacket and cell­phone from a nearby fe­male vic­tim.

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