A 26-year-old man faces 28 charges in connections with more than a dozen gas station and convenience store robberies in and around the city.
Toronto Police hold-up squad officers and 22 Division’s major crime unit collaborated with Peel Regional Police to investigate the rash of robberies spanning nearly five months.
And the investigation was brought to a successful conclusion over the weekend, police said.
“In all, 14 gas stations and convenience stores in Toronto and Peel Region were robbed between March 23 and Aug. 3,” Const. Tony Vella said Tuesday.
In each incident, a man entered the business with a note demanding money and indicated he had a gun, Vella said.
Several of the robberies were captured by security cameras. Police executed two search warrants and an arrest was made on Saturday.
Karthik Poologanathan, 26, of Mississauga, is charged with 14 counts each of robbery and failing to comply with a probation order.
“This was a cooperative effort and it was excellent work by all of the officers involved,” Vella said.
He also offered some advice for robbery victims.
Maher Majed, 21, is being sought on a Canada-wide warrant in connection to a triple shooting in east Ottawa in March. (Photo courtesy of Ottawa Police Service)
Ottawa police have obtained a Canada-wide warrant for an Ottawa man they believe killed a 20-year-old man and shot two others in March.
Police are looking for Maher Majed, 21, in connection to the death of Khalid Doreh.read more
Internees at Fort Lennox on Île aux Noix prepare for a play during the Second World War.
Photograph by: Parks Canada , The Gazette
In July 1940, when the Second World War was just one year old, hundreds of men from all walks of life – lawyers, engineers, musicians, teachers – began arriving in Quebec from Britain. But they weren’t refugees fleeing the violence in Europe; they made the difficult and dangerous Atlantic crossing through no choice of their own.
With German troops advancing through Europe, Britain decided for national security reasons to send the thousands of German and Austrian citizens living in Britain, as well as many prisoners of war overseas, to internment centres in Australia and Canada.read more
Romanian refugees wandering in Quebec town
First posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 04:25 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 04:32 PM EDT
MAGOG, QUE. – Fourteen Romanian men, women and children claimed refugee status Tuesday after they were found wandering through this town near the U.S. border early in the morning.
They said they were looking for a police station, and stopped a passerby who alerted police.
Officers picked up the 11 adults and three children and transferred them to a nearby border crossing, where they were interrogated.
It wasn’t immediately clear when the group arrived in Canada.
Officials wouldn’t rule out the possibility the individuals were smuggled into the country.
Magog is located two hours east of Montreal.read more