Mississauga Man Faces 44 Charges for Numerous Robberies Across Ontario
Published November 26, 2016 at 12:50 am
Police have recently arrested a Mississauga man who is now facing an alarmingly high number of charges for multiple robberies and other crimes across the province.
It is alleged that Joseph Ross, 19, has been involved in seven financial robberies, two retail robberies, several car thefts, gas thefts, and vehicle pursuits with police in different jurisdictions.
According to a report from Toronto police, Ross committed robberies that began on November 6 in the Collingwood area and continued across Ontario until November 22. He is also believed to have stolen nine different vehicles in Toronto, Vaughan, Bolton, Caledon, and Collingwood. In addition, he has been in several vehicle accidents, with failure to remain at the scene.
Ross was arrested on November 23 after he was observed travelling in a stolen vehicle and was pursued by police along the Queensway.
The investigation leading to his arrest was a joint operation between the Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police Robbery Unit, OPP Collingwood, OPP Caledon and York Regional Police. Each of these police forces have pressed charges against Ross, resulting in a total of 44 charges overall.
He is scheduled to appear in court on December 1, Thursday morning.