41 robberies, 23 with guns in the past 31 days in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published January 21, 2024 at 10:14 am

Despite the arrival of the new year, crime persists around the clock in Mississauga and Brampton with armed robberies being a prevalent and ongoing concern.

In the last 31 days, Mississauga and Brampton have seen an average of one or more robberies per day.

From Dec. 21 (2023) to Jan. 21 (2024) Peel Regional Police data indicates that there were a combined 41 robberies reported across both cities — 20 in Mississauga and 21 in Brampton.

23 of the robberies were carried out with guns, eight with other weapons, and 11 were listed simply as “other” by police.

As of today (Jan. 21), 16 of these incidents are considered solved, while the other 25 are still being investigated.

The data doesn’t indicate how many arrests were made or injuries reported in relation to these robberies.

The following map shows where the robberies took place:

According to Peel Regional Police data the top 4 common hotspots for this type of crime is:

  • City Centre
  • Dixie Road
  • Goreway Drive
  • Main Street

Comparing these incidents to the same time last year, (Dec. 21, 2022– Jan. 21, 2023) there were only three cases reported for the month.  The incidents occurred in the City of Brampton on Heart Lake Road, Heggie Road and Team Canada Drive. Since then, two of the robberies have been solved while the other is still being investigated.

Here are some notable robbery incidents that happened in the last 31 days:

While businesses remain the primary targets in these robberies, instances of violent armed robberies have also been reported inside homes or during vehicle thefts.

Peel Regional Police provide safety tips to residents and businesses on safeguarding against robberies:

  • Ensure you have a properly working surveillance system.
  • Ensure you have proper lighting inside and outside your premise, and remember to maintain them.
  • Provide all staff with robbery prevention training.
  • Reduce the amount of cash on hand by making frequent cash drops.
  • Have low shelving to improve view of customers.
  • Place your 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.

If a robbery happens, victims are advised to contact police immediately.

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