The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made one arrest, and are searching for two additional suspects after a robbery at Oakville Place Mall.

On July 2, 2024, at approximately 6:00 pm, three masked suspects conducted a knife point robbery of the WOW Mobile Cellphone kiosk at the mall. One of the suspects was apprehended by security guards at the mall and arrested by police a short time later. One of the security guards was assaulted by the suspect and suffered a minor injury. Two suspects were able to flee in a white Honda Civic with a small quantity of cell phones.

Matthew Garcia (19) of North York has been charged with the following:

  • Robbery
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest

Garcia was released from custody after a bail hearing and will next appear in court in Milton on July 30, 2024.   

Investigators are seeking to identify the two additional suspects (see attached photos).

Suspect 1 is a black male, and approximately 5'10 tall, with a slim or medium build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a mask, black sweatpants with grey thighs, and black running shoes.

Suspect 2 is a black male, and approximately 6' tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, black sweatpants with white stripe(s) vertically on the outside of the thigh, as well as white or grey running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halton Regional Police Criminal Investigation Bureau - Oakville Robbery Team at 905-825-4747 ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously 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.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Media Relations
Phone: 905-825-4899
Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca

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