Man, 2 teens arrested in connection with Toronto armed robbery, police say

A man and two boys have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery investigation in Toronto, police say.

Toronto police said on Saturday at around 5:20 p.m., officers received a report of a robbery in the Queen Street West and Gladstone Avenue area.

Officers said three male suspects entered a store and approached a victim who was working at a desk.

“One of the males produced a handgun and ordered the victim to lay on the ground,” police alleged in a news release.

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Police said the victim managed to break free and gather other employees and flee the store, locking the door.

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Officers said the suspects were unable to open the door, and allegedly remained inside the store and attempted to hide.

“Officers attended and a man and two boys were located inside and taken into custody,” police said.

According to police, officers allegedly located and seized a replica handgun and an over-capacity handgun magazine at the time of the arrest.

Police said 19-year-old Jailen Whyte from Toronto was charged with robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent, conspiracy to commit and indictable offence, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a prohibited device knowing its possession is unauthorized.

Officers said a 17-year-old boy from Brampton, Ont., was charged with robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent, conspiracy to commit and indictable offence, possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a prohibited device knowing it’s unauthorized.

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According to police, another 17-year-old boy from Brampton was charged with with robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, possession of property obtained by crime, possession of a prohibited device knowing it’s unauthorized and failing to comply with a release order.

All three appeared for a bail hearing on Sunday, police said.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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