Cops make arrests in armed jewelry store robberies at Mississauga malls

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Published May 15, 2024 at 6:00 pm

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Police have arrested an adult and two teens in connection with a pair of jewelry store robberies at yeo Mississauga malls. (Photo: insauga.com)

Two Toronto men and a youth have been charged in connection with a pair of armed robberies at jewelry stores inside two Mississauga malls within 24 hours.

Allegedly armed with hammers, the suspects pulled off the first heist last Thursday night at Erin Mills Town Centre and then another on Friday night at Square One.

Peel Regional Police says six suspects walked into an Erin Mills Town Centre jewelry store with hammers and wearing disguises to hide their identity and smashed several display cases before removing a large quantity of jewelry.

The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle that was stolen in Toronto.

The next night at Square One before 9 p.m., five suspects targeted another jewelry store and once again used hammers to smash display cases and flee with high-priced items.

Police and mall security, who were conducting patrols inside the mall, came upon the suspects and an adult and two young offenders were arrested after a short foot chase.

Police continue to search for two other suspects who escaped. Police recovered a large amount of jewelry along with some weapons.

No one was injured during either incident.

Gerald Walker, 18, from Toronto, Tejpal Toor, 20, from Toronto, and a 17-year-old teen from Toronto have all been charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of wearing a disguise with intent and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime.

The teen cannot be named to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

All three charged were held for bail hearings.

The investigation is ongoing, and police say more charges could be laid.

Anyone with information regarding either incident, is asked to call Peel police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3410. Information can be left anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at peelcrimestopppers.ca.

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