Brampton teens among trio arrested following Toronto armed robbery

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Published November 14, 2022 at 6:06 pm

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Two teenagers from Brampton are among three people arrested after an armed store robbery in Toronto.

Toronto Police Service allege the three entered a store near Queen St. and Gladstone Ave in the Beaconsville Village neighbourhood in the east of Old Toronto.

Police say the trio walked up to an employee who was working at his desk. One whipped out a pistol, later found to be a replica, and ordered the employee to the ground.

The other two took hammers to the store’s display cases and smashed them open to take the jewelry inside. The employee managed to break away from the armed man and usher his co-workers out of the store.

He managed to lock the door and trap the trio inside.

The men panicked and tried to hide. However, the cops showed up quickly and found a man and two teen boys in the store. Police say they found the replica handgun and an extended magazine inside.

Jailen Whyte, 19, of Toronto, and two 17-year-olds from Brampton are each charged with;

  • robbery with a firearm
  • disguise with intent to commit an offence
  • conspiracy to commit an offence
  • possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and
  • possession of a prohibited device (the magazine) knowing its possession is unauthorized

One of the teenagers was additionally charged with failure to comply with a release order. All three appeared in court on November 13.

The names of the teenagers are protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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