Four charged including two teens in string of gunpoint hold-ups in Mississauga and Brampton
Published July 27, 2023 at 3:21 pm
Four people including two teenagers have been charged following a string of armed robberies in Mississauga and Brampton, and police say more charges could be coming.
Peel Regional Police say the first incident happened on March 24 near Main St. and Steeles Ave. in Brampton. when men armed with a handgun held up a pharmacy.
The robbers told everyone in the store to get on the ground before making off with money and narcotics and fled the scene in a getaway car waiting nearby.
Police say the incident was just the first of many similar robberies, as there were two more armed hold-ups at a pair of electronic stores in Mississauga on Friday (July 21) and again on Wednesday.
No one was physically injured in any of the robberies, police said, but a large amount of electronics, ash and drugs were stolen.
Four people were arrested on Thursday and face dozens of combined charges including robbery, disguise with intent, possession of stolen property, and using an Imitation firearm.
Mohamed Mohamed, 25, of Brampton and Nabel Ali,25, of Innisfil have been charged along with a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old boy. The names of the teenagers cannot be released due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and officers expect more charges could be laid.
Anyone with information on these incidents or the accused is asked to contact Peel Regional Police at (905)-453-2121 ext. 3410. You can also leave tips anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising