$5 million watch heist leads to charges for Clarington man

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Published May 13, 2024 at 11:02 am

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A Clarington man has been charged in connection with a $5 million Toronto watch heist.

Toronto Police claim two men appeared at a jewelry store near Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street downtown. They allege both men were masked when one of them rang the doorbell pretending he had a delivery for the store.

When employees answered the door the two men forced their way inside. Once in the store, one of the men allegedly pulled a pistol and pointed it at an employee. All staff was ordered to the ground where they were bound with duct tape.  Next, investigators say, the men stole $5 million worth of watches and fled the store.

The Toronto Hold-Up Squad identified Danial Jamil, 34 of Toronto, as a third suspect. It’s believed he operated as a fence for the robbers. They raided two locations on Dec. 21 and arrested Jamil. They claim to have discovered some of the missing watches during these raids.

Jamil is charged with trafficking stolen property, possession of criminal proceeds and possession of stolen property.

On May 9, officers raided a third location and claim they found more of the watches. They arrested Christian Collins, 29 of Clarington, on several charges including;

  • robbery with a firearm
  • disguise with intent
  • possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
  • conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and
  • breach of house arrest
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