Robbery Suspect Caught Due to Live Streamed Video in Brampton

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A 26-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a robbery that he was associated with due to a live-streamed video on social media.

Peel police report that on June 17, officers received information that a male was live streaming himself on a social media app while in possession of what was believed to be a prohibited firearm.

According to police, a search warrant was conducted on a residence in Brampton. During the search, two males were arrested and two replica firearms were seized.

Troy Townsend, who has no fixed address, has been charged with robbery and wearing a disguise with intent in relation to a convenience store robbery that took place on May 6 at 5:55 p.m. in the North Park Drive and Dixie Road area in Brampton.

He was held for a bail hearing on Sunday, June 18.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3410.

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