Toronto Police appeal for new leads in 2012 Collector shooting case
Toronto Police and the TTC continue to seek the public’s assistance in solving the shooting and armed robbery of a Collector at Dupont Station five years ago. Police and the TTC held a joint news conference at Police Headquarters on Feb. 27 hoping to trigger new leads or eyewitnesses to help solve the 2012 case.
At about 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, 2012, a suspect wearing a mask and brandishing a revolver-type handgun approached the Collector Booth at Dupont Station. In what appears to have been a failed attempt to rob the Collector, the suspect began to leave, but for reasons unknown, turned back toward the booth and fired multiple shots, without provocation, into the glass, striking the Collector in the neck and shoulder. The suspect then fled through the station’s northwest exit at the corner of Dupont St. and Spadina Rd. and took off towards MacPherson Ave. CCTV cameras in the station captured the attack.
The suspect (man or woman) is described as white, age 35-40, with a stocky build. The suspect, last seen wearing all-black clothing and a black balaclava, is also wanted in two previous robberies at Dupont Station.
The Collector remains on long-term disability.
The TTC continues to offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto Police Hold Up at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.222tips.com. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.