Three Brampton schools on hold-and-secure after gas station robbery


Published February 23, 2023 at 12:31 pm

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Three Brampton schools went into a partial lockdown and one man is in custody following a robbery at a gas station on Thursday (Feb. 23).

Peel Regional Police say a gas station in the area of Sandalwood Pkwy. East and Airport Rd. was robbed around 11:00 a.m. in Brampton.

The suspect is described as a Black male between the ages of 25 and 30, and was wearing a black puffy jacket and navy pants with white stripes down the side at the time of the robbery, police said.

The incident led police to place Father Clair Tipping Catholic Elementary School, Robert J. Lee Public School and Fairlawn Public School on hold-and-secure orders as a precaution.

Just before 12:30 p.m., police said one male suspect had been taken into custody and the hold-and-secure orders were lifted at all three schools.

No physical injuries were reported and police say no weapon was seen during the robbery.

Thursday’s incident was at least the third this week to lead to hold-and-secure orders at Brampton schools.

On Tuesday, a gunpoint robbery at a Brampton payday loan shop caused a partial lockdown at two schools and reports of suspects trespassing on school property led to the hold-and-secure of two more schools.

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