Police Searching for Suspect Following String of "Violent" Robberies in Brampton
Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with numerous restaurant delivery driver robberies in Brampton.
Peel police allege that between Wednesday, June 27 and Saturday, July 7, a total of five violent armed robberies were committed against delivery drivers.
Police say that on Saturday, July 7 at approximately 11:00 a.m., a restaurant delivery driver arrived at a residence in the Queen Street and McMurchy Avenue area for a delivery. Police allege an adult male brandished a knife and robbed the driver of his cell phone and the food.
The driver was not injured.
At approximately 6:00 p.m. that same day, a restaurant delivery driver arrived in the same area with a delivery. Police say that, once again, an adult male brandished a knife and robbed the driver of the food. The driver was not injured.
Police say they arrested a 15-year-old Brampton boy on Saturday, June 30. The accused has been charged with robbery, possession of stolen property, fraudulent use of credit card and more.
Police say they are seeking the public's assistance in locating a second male suspect involved.
Police say the second suspect is described as a 17 to 20-year-old black male with a dark complexion and skinny build. The suspect has reportedly been seen wearing bandanas and dark hoodies to conceal his identity.
He is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him is asked to avoid approaching him and to contact police immediately.
Police are urging all delivery drivers to take extra precautions when making their deliveries and have offered the following tips:
- Don't carry more money than required for deliveries.
- Drivers should avoid carrying their personal credit cards and valuables.
- For apartment building deliveries, drivers should request the customer to meet in the well-lit lobby where cameras are present.
- Have a dash camera on your vehicle.
- Always remember to lock your vehicle.
- If something doesn't look or feel right than don't make the delivery.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators with the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2233.
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