Toronto Police asking for assistance in Collector Booth robberies
Hold Up Squad Staff Inspector Mike Earl held a news conference at Toronto Police Headquarters on Oct. 2 to ask for the public’s and media’s assistance in trying to identify a person they believe to be responsible for two Collector Booth robberies last August.
The first took place at Chester Station on Aug. 6. The second happened at Christie Station on Aug. 26. Both robberies occurred just before midnight. No injuries were reported in either incident.
Eye witnesses describe the suspect as male, white, between 25-30 years of age, between five feet 10 inches and six feet tall, wearing a black toque, black paisley bandana, dark clothing, a white glove and carrying a semi-automatic-type handgun.
Toronto Police are still trying to identify a suspect in the Feb. 26, 2012 robbery and shooting of the Collector at Dupont Station. The suspect in that robbery (man or woman) is said to be several inches shorter and with a heavier build. Earl could not say with certainty at this time whether or not the suspects are in any way connected. There is a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest or conviction in the shooting case.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto Police at 416-808-7350 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).