Two Mississauga schools in ‘hold-and-secure’ after thug robs man on nearby street
Published May 13, 2022 at 10:25 am
Updated: New information appears at bottom of story
Two central Mississauga schools are in ‘hold-and-secure’ mode while police hunt for a thug who claimed he was armed with a knife when he robbed a man this morning (May 13) near the schools.
St. Francis Xavier Secondary School and Cooksville Creek Public School have closed their doors to visitors, and teachers and students have been advised to stay in place until further word from police.
Peel Regional Police said via social media that the culprit approached a man near Hurontario St. and Trailwood Dr., just south of Bristol Rd., at about 9:45 a.m., told him he had a knife and then robbed him of unspecified possessions.
No weapons were seen, according to police, and the culprit fled the area.
The victim was not physically injured.
Police describe the suspect as a black male in his late teens, with hair worn in dreadlocks, and wearing a red sweater and red track pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-453-2121 or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Update: Police said shortly after 11 a.m. that the “hold-and-secure” orders at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School and nearby Cooksville Creek Public School had been lifted.
Police are still searching for the robbery suspect.
Map shows location of Cooksville Creek Public School and St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in relation to the scene of the robbery, which took place at Hurontario St. and Trailwood Dr.
– St. Francis Xavier SS and Cooksville Public School in hold and secure as a precaution
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) May 13, 2022
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