Brampton man arrested following string of grocery store armed robberies


Published May 23, 2023 at 1:41 pm

A Brampton man has been arrested after a total of six armed robberies took place this month at grocery stores in Brampton and Vaughan.

Between May 4 and May 19, police say a male suspect went to five grocery stores in Brampton and one in Vaughan, indicated he was armed with a gun, and demanded money.

“Fortunately, no physical injuries were sustained by any of the victims working at the time,” said Peel Regional Police.

Two of the robberies took place on Friday, May 19, including an incident at a grocery store near Cottrelle Boulevard and Hwy. 50 that put schools in the area under hold-and-secure.

Following the Friday incidents, officers located and arrested the suspect that same day near Father Tobin Drive and Torbram Road in Brampton.

Brampton man Dylan Gopaul, 27, is charged with six counts of robbery and six counts of wearing a disguise with intent.

He appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton for a bail hearing on Saturday, May 20.

“This remains an ongoing investigation, and investigators anticipate they may lay further charges,” said police.

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