Toronto teens on robbery spree charged in Mississauga and Milton pharmacy hold-ups: police

Published May 19, 2023 at 9:39 am

A trio of Toronto teens are facing charges after allegedly robbing businesses in Mississauga, Milton, and across the GTA with a fake gun.

Around 10:20 a.m. on May 10, York Regional Police say officers were called to a pharmacy on Glen Shields Ave. in Vaughan for reports of a robbery.

Police say three suspects entered the pharmacy wearing masks and one of them was armed with a handgun. The robbers demanded cash and narcotics from staff and were able to steal a small amount of cash from the register but they fled the scene when realizing the safe was on a time delay.

The next day, police say the same suspects held up a currency exchange business on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill. No one was injured in either robbery, police said.

The suspects have been linked to at least three pharmacy robberies in Mississauga, Milton and Toronto earlier this month, police said.

On Wednesday, police say investigators were conducting surveillance on the suspects and say they were seen in a stolen vehicle in the City of Pickering.

Officers witnessed the suspects pull up to a pharmacy “wearing gloves and masks” and police say they took the suspects into custody.

Two 17-year-old males and a 15-year-old male, all from Toronto, have been charged with:

Robbery with an Imitation Firearm (six counts)
Disguise with Intent (six counts)
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000

The suspects cannot be named under a precision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act that prohibits the naming of minors charged with a crime.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and are asking anyone with information on these incidents to contact investigators with the York Regional Police Bureau at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7545. You can also contact CrimeStoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-TIPS or visiting

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