Toronto teen and Bradford man charged for armed pharmacy hold-ups in Peel, Toronto

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Published April 20, 2022 at 4:10 pm

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A Toronto Teen and a young man from Bradford are facing charges after an alleged crime spree of armed pharmacy hold-ups.

On Wednesday (April 13) and Thursday (April 14), police say officers from the Toronto Police Service and Peel Region Police responded to three pharmacy robberies.

Toronto police said a man and a teenaged boy entered the pharmacies and used verbal threats and physical violence while making demands for cash and narcotics in takeover-style robberies.

Police say the suspects took a quantity of cash and narcotics before fleeing in a stolen car.

Peel Regional Police did not immediately comment on where the alleged robberies in Peel took place.

Then on Saturday, police say a pharmacy was also robbed in the area of Kipling Avenue and Albion Road in Toronto.

The teen allegedly used a knife during the robbery, and police say the pair again tried to flee in a car.

Officers located the suspects nearby and were able to stop the car before making arrests.

A Toronto police spokesperson said it is believed the suspects are connected to more than 10 robberies in Toronto alone.

Talha Ahmed, 20, of Bradford has been charged with:

  • Robbery With a Weapon
  • Three counts of Robbery
  • Four counts of Disguise With Intent
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under

A 17-year-old boy from Toronto has been charged with:

  • Robbery With a Weapon
  • Three counts of Robbery
  • Four counts of Disguise With Intent
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime Under

The accused appeared in court at Old City Hall in Toronto on April 17.

Requests for comment from Peel Regional Police were not immediately returned.

Toronto police said the arrests were part of a multi-jurisdictional investigation with York Regional Police and the Peel Regional Police.

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