One arrested, two at large after knife-point robbery of Oakville Place kiosk

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Published July 5, 2024 at 11:22 am

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One man was arrested and police are searching for two others after a robbery at Oakville Place.

On July 2, around 6 p.m., three masked suspects conducted a knife-point robbery of the WOW Mobile Cellphone kiosk at the mall.

One of the suspects was apprehended by security guards at the mall and arrested by Halton police a short time later. A security guard was assaulted by the suspect and suffered a minor injury.

Two suspects were able to flee in a white Honda Civic with a small quantity of cell phones.

Matthew Garcia, 19, of North York has been charged with robbery, disguise with intent, and assault with intent to resist arrest.

Garcia was released from custody after a bail hearing and will next appear in court in Milton on July 30.

Investigators are seeking to identify the two additional suspects.

The first suspect is a black male, about 5-foot-10, with a slim or medium build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a mask, black sweatpants with grey thighs, and black running shoes.

The second suspect is a black male, about 6-foot with a slim build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, black sweatpants with white stripes vertically on the outside of the thigh, as well as white or grey running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halton Regional Police Criminal Investigation Bureau – Oakville Robbery Team at 905-825-4747, ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at the website.

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