Mississauga armed robberies target people leaving work with large amounts of cash


Published February 18, 2022 at 4:29 pm

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Police are warning residents to be careful in the wake of a series of armed robberies in Mississauga in which the culprits target people leaving their place of work at the end of the day with daily bank deposits.

Peel Regional Police say five such incidents have been reported between the end of last May and earlier this month in central and east Mississauga, all of the robberies unfolding in a similar manner.

According to Criminal Investigation Bureau officers, in each case the bandits approached the victims while they were walking alone after having left their place of employment.

The victims were threatened with a gun and forced to hand over the daily bank deposits and other valuables.

None of the victims were physically injured.

Police urge people to be mindful of their surroundings at all times and to avoid carrying large amounts of money.

Investigators are also asking anyone with information on these incidents to contact them.

In hopes of preventing more robberies, police urge people to:

  • consider making deposits in stages throughout the day to avoid having large sums of money at any given time
  • switch up delivery dates and times when taking deposits to the bank
  • always take someone with you and consider getting them to pick you up at the entrance to avoid walking across parking lots

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-453–2121, ext. 1233 or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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