Police investigate robbery at VIVA bus stop

York Security reports that at approximately 10:40pm on Monday, Nov. 1, a York University student sitting on a bus at the VIVA bus stop was approached by a black male who entered the bus, grabbed the student’s cellphone and fled with three accomplices who waited outside. The suspects headed east towards the Harry Sherman Crowe Co-Op Building on the Keele campus. No injuries were sustained.

The Toronto Police Service is investigating and has issued the following suspect descriptions:

Suspect  No. 1 – male black, 6 feet 3 inches, medium build, short dark hair, wearing a bluish purple hoodie with a gold design all over it and dark blue baggy jeans;
Suspect  No. 2 – male black, light complexion, 6 feet 3 inches, skinny build, wearing a brown zip-up sweater;
Suspect No. 3 – male black, 5 feet 6 inches, short dark hair, wearing a grey hoodie and dark pants;

Suspect No. 4 – male black, 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 6 inches, wearing dark clothing.

York Security continues to cooperate with the Toronto Police Service in its investigation of a string of robberies that have taken place recently both on and around the Keele campus.  If you have any information that would be relevant to this incident, please contact York Security Services at 416-736-5333, or Toronto Police Service, Division 31, at 416-808-3100.

York community members are reminded to always exercise personal safety by:

  • being aware of your surroundings and the people around you;
  • reporting any suspicious persons or behaviour to York Security Services.

See the York Security website for more information or further updates.