Release Date: July 17th, 2019 - 2:37pm
Originator: D/Constable, Sebastian Del Castillo, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2274
Contact: D/Constable, Sebastian Del Castillo, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2274
Members of the Halton Regional Police Service - Oakville Criminal Investigations have charged a male in connection with the robbery of a taxi driver.
On the July 15, 2019, Halton police officers responded to the robbery of an out town taxi driver. The driver got into a dispute with a passenger in the area of Winston Churchill Boulevard and South Sheridan Way in the Town of Oakville.
The passenger pointed a firearm at the driver before fleeing on foot. While fleeing, he discarded his bag containing a replica firearm.
Enrique Thonson (22) of Mississauga was located in the area and arrested.
Thonson has been charged with:
-robbery with a firearm
-pointing a firearm
He was held for a bail hearing which took place on July 16, 2019.
The taxi driver did not suffer any physical injuries during the incident.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 extension 2216.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something?" Contact "Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca
Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.