20 robberies with guns took place in Mississauga and Brampton in 30 days

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Published August 13, 2022 at 6:20 pm

Peel Region’s crime mapping data suggests that a robbery happening in Brampton is more likely to involve a gun than one happening in Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police report that 38 incidents of robbery have occurred in the last 30 days. And more than half of those robberies took place in Brampton.

Peel Police’s crime mapping data shows that between July 14 and Aug. 11, there have been 24 incidents of robbery in Brampton.

And 15 of those 24 robberies were carried out with the use of a gun. Only 9 incidents in Brampton involved other offensive weapons.

Brampton has recently seen the use of guns in robbery three times more than Mississauga.

Of the 14 incidents of robbery that have happened in Mississauga, only five of those incidents involved a gun.

Peel Regional Police are most recently on the hunt for a motorcyclist who is the suspect of at least 12 armed robberies in Mississauga, Brampton and the GTA.

During robberies the suspect allegedly brandishes a firearm, demands money, and flees the scene on a white motorcycle.

Peel Police have the following robbery preventions tips for businesses in the region:

Robbery Prevention Tips

  • Aim to be a good shop-neighbor and form community partnerships with other retailers or property managers
  • Provide all staff with robbery prevention training.
  • Ensure there is a properly working surveillance camera system.
  • Ensure you have proper lighting inside and outside the premise, and maintain them.
  • Reduce the amount of cash on hand by making frequent cash drops.
  • Use store layout – store layout is critical in reducing crime and a properly formatted store will reduce theft and loss.
    • Have low shelving to improve view of customers.
    • Place shelves in a way that allows employees to see between the aisles from the sales counter.
    • Remove all excessive window signage or clutter from the sales area and other critical lines of sight.
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