Hold-and-secure at Brampton schools after gunpoint robbery at payday loan shop

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Published February 21, 2023 at 10:57 am

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Suspects are on the run and two Brampton schools are on hold-and-secure orders after a gunpoint robbery at a payday loan business in Brampton on Tuesday morning.

Peel Regional Police say officers were called to a payday loan business in the area of Torbram Rd. and Queen St. just after 10:15 a.m. for reports of a robbery.

Police say a gun was seen during the hold-up and the suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing in a vehicle.

The vehicle was abandoned in the area of Avondale Blvd. and Bramalea Rd. and police have put the nearby schools of Aloma Crescent Public School and Birchbank Public School on hold-and-secure orders as a precaution while officers check the area.

No physical injuries have been reported and police have not released a description of the vehicle or any suspects.

UPDATE: Police say the hold-and-secure orders had been lifted by around 12:00 p.m. No arrests have been made and police say the investigation is ongoing.

 

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