Toronto boy arrested in connection with carjacking on Sesame Street
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to the site of a recent Toronto carjacking involving at least one knife-wielding teeeeeen?
Friendly neighbours were nowhere to be found (or at least unable to intervene) last Saturday when a female victim was forced at knifepoint to hand over her car keys to a group of robbers in Scarborough.
In what reads like a bizarrely-headlined news release at first glance, the Toronto Police Service announced late last week that officers had arrested a youth (too young to be named) in the Sesame Street area.
Police say that they initially responded to a "person with a knife call" near Pharmacy Avenue and Sesame Street (which was indeed reportedly named after the PBS childrens' series back in the 1970s), after two male suspects in masks approached a female victim near her personal vehicle, produced a weapon and demanded her keys.
Four suspects in total are said to have driven away in the stolen car: two males and two females.
While investigating the incident, members of the TPS Hold Up Squad were able to identify one 16-year-old suspect.
Police executed a Criminal Code search warrant at the boy's home on Thursday, Sept. 15, at which point he was taken into custody and charged with each of the following:
While the victim's stolen car has been recovered, police are still looking for three unidentified suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police, Crime Stoppers, Gordon or Maria.
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