Pair of armed robberies at Oakville stores could be connected


Published March 25, 2022 at 4:18 pm

A pair of daylight armed robberies at Oakville retail stores on Thursday (March 24) could be connected.

The two stores were robbed within an hour of each other in the late afternoon.

The first one took place at around 5:30 p.m. at the Freedom Mobile retail location on Oak Walk Drive.

Three men, including one armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded cell phones and cash. One of the men also struck an employee with the gun.

Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) described the three men as follows:

  • Suspect one: Male, black skin, approximately 5’11-6′ with a thin build
  • Suspect two: Male, white skin, approximately 5’11-6′ with a thin build
  • Suspect three: Male 5’11-6′ with a thin build (no skin colour observed)

Less than an hour later, at approximately 6:20 p.m., four men entered the Eye Concept retail store at Oakville Place. One man would end up holding an employee of the store at gunpoint while the other men smashed glass display cases and stole eyeglasses.

No physical injuries of employees were reported to police.

All four men in this robbery were described as having black skin (no further descriptions available).

Police are investigating to determine if these robberies are connected.

Anyone with information regarding these investigations is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2216

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through their website at

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