Tip from Brampton citizen leads to arrest of 3 men in armed robbery case
Peel Regional Police are thanking a public citizen whose ‘sharp eye’ helped investigators arrest three young men linked to several armed pharmacy robberies.
According to Peel Police, a concerned resident notified police on Wednesday that suspicious men had been seen handling firearms in the Wanless Drive and Brisdale Drive areas of Brampton.
Responding officers arrested three men and seized two loaded guns.
The investigation found that these suspects were involved in at least eight pharmacy robberies in Peel Region between September 2 and September 19.
Police determined that on September 19, some suspects robbed a pharmacy at gunpoint in Vaughan. Two stolen cars were recovered by the authorities, which would have been used during the crime, as well as several narcotics.
“It was a great demonstration of the value of our community in responding to violent crime,” Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich said.
« Combined with a coordinated police response, this has ended a series of violent crimes while removing two more illegal firearms from our streets. »
A man has been identified as 18-year-old Lenroy Huggins of Toronto. A 17-year-old man and a 16-year-old man were also arrested.
They were not named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which prohibits the release of a young offender’s name.
Huggins faces eight counts of robbery and nine counts of possession of property obtained by crime. The other two teenagers face multiple robbery and firearms offences.