Police Warning Residents to Ignore Robbery Hoax Circulating in Mississauga

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A warning being spread on social media and WhatsApp in Mississauga is false, Peel police say.

Police say they have received numerous reports of a social media post that is circulating on various platforms, which states that there have been a series of armed robberies of women in Mississauga.

According to the post, a man armed with a knife is entering women's vehicles and demanding money and a ride.

Police say investigators are searching for the original source of this information, adding the information in the social media messages cannot be substantiated.

If you are the victim of a crime, please contact the police and report it.

Anyone with any information on the person responsible for this social media post is asked to contact the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121 ext. 1133.

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