Sex workers robbed at gunpoint leads to charges for Mississauga man

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Published June 1, 2023 at 8:42 am

Police have charged Yousef Babiker, 22, of Mississauga following a pair of home invasions. (Photo: Toronto Police Service)

A Mississauga man has been charged after allegedly robbing sex workers at gunpoint and police say there may be more victims.

The Toronto Police Services says that on May 12, a man contacted a female sex worker and arranged a meeting at the woman’s residence in the area of Shuter St. and Parliament St. in Toronto.

But police say the man was armed with a handgun and barged his way into the woman’s residence when she opened the door for their arranged meeting.

The suspect then held the woman at gunpoint and demanded cash, also pointing the gun at a second female victim who came to the door.

Police say the victims told the suspect they did not have any cash and he fled the scene empty-handed.

TPS says that during the investigation it was discovered that Peel Regional Police were looking into a similar incident involving a sex trade worker.

A 22-year-old from Mississauga was arrested on May 13 by Peel police and released on bail the same day. He was arrested again on May 19 and police say the same suspect was involved in both home invasions.

Police have charged Yousef Babiker, 22, of Mississauga with:

  • Robbery With Firearm (two counts)
  • Pointing Firearm (two counts)
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Use Imitation Firearm during Commission of Indictable Offence
  • Disguise With Intent
  • Uttering Threats

Police believe the accused may have committed similar crimes and are asking any members of the public with information to contact investigators at 416-808-7350. You can also contact CrimeStoppers anonymously by calling 416-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.222tips.com.

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