Following an investigation into a robbery on Friday evening, Toronto Police Service and York Security Services are now investigating reports of two more robberies on the Keele campus the same night.
The Toronto Police Service description of the two suspects is similar in all three cases. In each case, one of the suspects either indicated he had or displayed what victims described as a handgun.
Shortly after 6pm on Friday, Feb. 11, a male student was approached at the southeast corner of the Scott Library lot by two men. One of the suspects attempted to rob him of his cellphone and one of the suspects displayed what the victim described as a handgun, under his shirt. The student fled and was followed by the suspects, who then left, running north.
In the second incident on Friday, a male student walking north on the east side of Ottawa Road in front of Founders Residence at 6:20pm was confronted by two males. One suspect showed him what the victim described as a handgun stuck in the front of his pants. The student was robbed of $145 in cash.
The two incidents were followed by a robbery at 7:15pm Friday on the walkway on the south side of Vanier Residence.
York Security is assisting the Toronto Police Service in the investigation of the incidents.
Suspect descriptions in all three events are similar. The Toronto Police Service describes the suspects as follows:
Suspect No. 1 − Male black, 16-20 years old, 5-foot-9, 150 lbs., medium build, wearing a dark jacket with "Falcons" written on the back, brown or red hooded sweater, dark jeans and white runners. Handgun tucked into the front waistband of pants.
Suspect No. 2 − Male black, 16-20 years old, 6-foot-1, 165 lbs., thin build, wearing a black jacket and a black hooded sweater.
Both males had their faces partially covered with either a bandana or a scarf.
Should you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact the Toronto Police Service directly at 416-808-2222. York Security responds to all community calls at 416-736-5333.
York community members are reminded to always exercise personal safety by:
- Being aware of their surroundings and the people around them;
- Reporting any suspicious persons or behaviour to York Security Services.
Refer to the York Security website for more information or further updates.