Release Date: January 5th, 2018 - 12:00pm
Originator: D/Sergeant Dave Costantini, One District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2415
Contact: Detective Paul Harrower, One District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905-825-4747 Ext. 2491
Location: Halton Hills
The 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau is continuing the investigation surrounding four young offenders who were arrested for robbery on December 30th in the Town of Halton Hills.
At 10:15pm on December 30th, 2017 Police officer's responded to a robbery at Mac's Milk located at 10 Mountainview Road, South where four suspects brandished a firearm, bound the clerk and stole a quantity of cigarettes, cash and candy before fleeing in a stolen vehicle. Shortly after, Halton Police uniform officers located the stolen vehicle at the Subway restaurant at 374 Guelph Street and three suspects were taken into custody immediately. The fourth suspect was able to briefly flee but was arrested nearby with the assistance of the K-9 unit (Police Service Dog "Bravo"). Upon the arrest, police seized a number of items including a loaded 9mm handgun.
Since the initial arrest, investigators have linked the four suspects to two additional robberies in Halton Hills which occurred on December 22nd at the Quik-Pik Variety Store located at 221 Miller Drive and on December 28th at the Quik-Pik Variety Store located at 160 Guelph Street. Halton Police have also liaised with surrounding police agencies and have connected the suspects to a similar robbery in Durham Region on December 24th and two robberies in Peel Region on December 25th and 28th.
Detective Sergeant Dave Costantini of the One District Criminal Investigations Bureau, "Throughout this investigation, in addition to the loaded firearm, investigators have recovered 4 stolen vehicles, numerous knives, electronics, and other merchandise from the affected convenience stores."
The four youths charged, ages 14-16yrs, are from Toronto and Brampton and their identity cannot be divulged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. They have been charged with 56 criminal offences thus far. The offences include:
Detective Sergeant Dave Costantini, "The relatively young age of the involved perpetrators and the violent nature of these offences is of particular concern and all youths have been remanded into custody. The Halton Regional Police Service is continuing their investigation into these robberies and would like to thank the members of the community for their assistance."
Anyone with information with respect to this investigation are encouraged to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, Detective Paul HARROWER at 905-825-4747 ext. 2491.
Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers "See Something, Hear Something, Say Something" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting "Tip201" with your message to 274637 (crimes).
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On December 30, 2017 at approximately 10:15pm the Halton Regional Police Service responded to a robbery at Mac's Milk convenience store located at 10 Mountainview Road South in the Town of Halton Hills. Four male suspects entered the store, brandished a firearm and bound the clerk. The suspects then proceeded to steal a quantity of cigarettes, cash and candy before fleeing in a vehicle. The clerk did not sustain any injuries.
At 10:40pm responding officers located the suspect vehicle and observed the suspects in the area of 374 Guelph Street. Uniform officers were able to arrest three of the males immediately. A fourth suspect was able to briefly flee but was arrested nearby with the assistance of canine.
Four young offenders from Toronto and Brampton have been charged with a number of criminal offences and were held pending a bail hearing. Halton Police will be conducting a thorough follow up investigation and will be liaising with other police services with the anticipation of further charges.
A detailed update to this release will be posted as soon as possible.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the 1 District, Criminal Investigations Bureau, Detective Constable Michael ROTSMA, at 905-825-4747 ext. 2450.
Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; "See Something, Hear Something, Say Something" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting "Tip201" with your message to 274637 (crimes).