Three teens arrested after Oshawa jewelry store robbery, including one from Brampton

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Published February 26, 2024 at 3:13 pm

Paris Jewellers
The Paris Jewellers location in the Oshawa has been hit by a smash-and-grab for the second time in two months. via Paris Jewellers.

Three teenagers were arrested after a jewelry store in Oshawa was robbed over the weekend, though a fourth suspect remains at large.

Durham Regional Police report four men went to the Paris Jewellers in the Oshawa Centre on Feb. 24, just before the mall’s 9 p.m. closing. The quartet allegedly produced hammers and began to smash the store’s display cases.

The group grabbed a bunch of jewelry and then fled the scene, police say. Police did not specify the estimated value of the stolen jewels.

Investigators and the Air1 police helicopter searched the area around the mall. They found and arrested three teenagers including;

  • a 15-year-old from Toronto
  • a 16-year-old from Brampton, and
  • a 17-year-old from Toronto

All three suspects are charged with robbery, disguise with intent, possession of weapon to commit a crime and possession of stolen property. Additionally, all three are under release orders due to previous charges and have been charged with breaching them. The trio has been held in custody until a bail hearing. Their identities are protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police believe another suspect is at large. They describe him as a 16-20 years old, 6’0” tall, slender build, wearing all-black clothing.

Anyone with information can call police at Durham Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5361 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

This is the second time in as many months the Oshawa Centre Paris Jewellers has been robbed. Back in January, a group of three hit the store with the same MO. They too pulled hammers and smashed the display cases. This group fled with around $100,000 worth of jewelry. They then fled to a waiting getaway car.

Shortly after, police K-9 and tactical units rounded up four suspects;

  • Josiah Madurie, 21 of Toronto
  • a 17-year-old from Etobicoke
  • 16-year-old from Mississauga, and
  • 14-year-old from Brampton
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