CRIME SCENE: Task force lays robbery, carjacking charges

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A joint task force probe involving Peel, York, Toronto and OPP police services has ended with two teenagers in handcuffs.

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Cops say a 17-year-old and 19-year old man have been charged with a series of retail robberies and carjackings. Between July 23 and Aug. 4, 2021, five retail robberies occurred in Brampton, including four carjacking robberies, one retail robbery in Toronto, one retail robbery in Caledon and one retail robbery in the City of Vaughan.

During all the robberies, the suspects were armed with a knife and an imitation firearm.

The two suspects were arrested Thursday and detectives are still seeking an unknown third suspect, described as being of unknown race and between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 in height.

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Sahibdeep Singh, 19 and a 17-year-old youth, both of Brampton, are charged with: robbery x12;  use imitation firearm x 8; disguise with intent x 12 and aggravated assault x 2.

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Singh is also charged with failure to comply with a release order.

The boy was wanted on robbery related charges.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-2121 extension 3410.

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

Cops say this knife was used in the heists.
Cops say this knife was used in the heists. Photo by HANDOUT /PEEL REGIONAL POLICE

LOST MEDS DANGER

Toronto cops are warning the public about lost medication.

Police say that on Thursday, Aug. 5, around 11:15 a.m., a bag with several containers of methadone, citalopram and a blue inhaler was lost in the Queen St. E. and Carlaw Ave. area.

The methadone is diluted in 13 separate bottles of orange juice. The bottles of liquid and pills could be harmful or fatal if ingested, especially to children.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

BODY FOUND IN LAKE ONTARIO

A fish expedition turned to horror for anglers in Niagara.

According to cops, on Thursday around 5:49 p.m., Niagara Regional Police received a 911 call that a body had been found floating in Lake Ontario.

Vessels from the Canadian Coast Guard and the NRPS Marine Unit responded to the location, about 10 kms. north of Niagara-on-the-Lake between the Welland Canal and the Niagara River.

The body has been sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto for a postmortem and positive identification.

The investigation is ongoing

Anyone who may have information should call 905-688-4111.

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MASSEUSE CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT

A masseuse has been charged with sexual assault that allegedly occurred at a Niagara area registered massage clinic and wellness center.

Niagara Regional Police say they received a report of the assault at the Niagara Falls spa in June. The alleged offence occurred during a scheduled massage therapy appointment.

On Friday, cops arrested and charged Todd Bennett, 49, of St. Catharines, with one count of sexual assault.

Now, investigators believe there may be additional complainants and are asking anyone who has information to contact them.

Individuals and witnesses with further information are encouraged to contact detectives of the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-688-4111, extension 1009363.

bhunter@postmedia.com
On Twitter: @HunterTOSun

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