Brampton man charged in connection to various robberies

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Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau have arrested and charged a 20-year-old Brampton man in connection with various violent robberies.

Police continue to appeal to the public in locating another man wanted in connection to those same robberies and a carjacking incident that occurred in Mississauga.

Police say on Friday, July 24, 2020, at approximately 6:45 p.m., a pharmacy located in the area of Credit Woodlands and McBride Ave in the City of Mississauga was robbed by two suspects identified as Teshawn Kerr-Cover and Trestin Cassanova-Alman.

No weapons were seen according to police and there were no physical injuries reported.

Both men fled the area in a white Nissan Altima, police say. 

According to police, these two parties are also wanted for a series of violent armed robberies including:

Bank of Montreal in Mississauga on July 16, 2020
Scotiabank in Barrie on July 17, 2020
Scotiabank in Kitchener on July 22, 2020
Rexall Pharmacy in Toronto on July 22, 2020
Shoppers Drug Mart in Mississauga on July 22, 2020

The white Nissan Altima was used as a getaway vehicle in all of the mentioned robberies, according to police.

Police say on Friday, July 24, 2020, the suspect vehicle was located by investigators in the area of Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway in Mississauga with another suspect vehicle in the underground parking garage of an apartment building.

In total, there were four suspects in two vehicles, police say.

Tactical and Rescue Unit officers attempted to stop both of these vehicles and the suspects attempted to flee, according to police.

Police say that during this interaction, one of the suspects, later identified as Ridwan Dalmar, fired one round from a firearm in his possession.

One of the involved vehicles was driven at officers who then returned fire to prevent them from being seriously injured or killed, police say.

According to police, the two suspect vehicles were disabled and two occupants, Ridwan Dalmar, a 20-year-old man from Toronto and Zakariya Dalmar, a 23-year-old man from Waterloo, were arrested. 

Cassanova-Alman and Kerr-Cover, responsible for the earlier pharmacy robbery, managed to flee on foot, police say.

According to police, while fleeing on foot, Cassanova-Alman approached a pickup truck that was occupied by a family with children and entered the rear of the vehicle before ordering the family to drive.

Fearfully, the family all attempted to flee from the car but before they were able to escape, he entered the driver’s seat and fled the area with an 8-year-old child, police say.

She was located a short time later, uninjured on a side street and the pickup truck was later recovered unoccupied, according to police.

An examination at the scene revealed a loaded handgun in one of the vehicles with an extended magazine holding 31 rounds of ammunition and police say the stolen property from the pharmacy was recovered.  

On August 19, 2020, investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau arrested and charged Teshawn Kerr-Cover, a 20-year-old man from Brampton.

He was held pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice for charges including robbery x 6, wear disguise x 6, possession stolen property, dangerous operation and forcible confinement.  

Trestin Cassanova-Alman, a 19-year-old man from Mississauga is still outstanding. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for charges including kidnapping, robbery x7, disguise with intent x 6, dangerous driving x 2 and possession of stolen property.       

Trestin Cassanova-Alman is described as male, black, 5'8", 160 lbs, according to police.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cassanova- Alman is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410.

Cassonova-Alman is encouraged to contact legal representation and make arrangements to turn themselves into police.

Investigators continue to ask anyone with a cellphone, dashcam video, other video footage or other information to contact them at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410.  

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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