Teen nabbed for one-day, three-store jewelry store robbery spree in Whitby, Oshawa and Pickering

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Published September 7, 2022 at 1:48 pm

Investigators have arrested a teenager in relation to a jewelry store robbery spree in May.

One other suspect is still on the loose.

On Thursday, May 12, at approximately 3:05 p.m., members from Central West Division responded to an attempted robbery at the Graziella Fine Jewelry store in the Whitby Mall. A short time later, at approximately 3:40 p.m., members of Central East Division responded to a robbery at the Oshawa Centre at Paris Jewelers. One of the suspects smashed a display case, stole jewelry and fled.

At approximately 5 p.m., members of West Division responded to the Pickering Town Centre for a third robbery, this time at the Michael Hill Jewelry store.

A 17-year-old youth from Scarborough, was arrested September 7 and charged with two counts each of robbery and robbery with offensive weapon; three counts of wear disguise; two counts of fail to comply; and two counts of weapons Dangerous. He was held for a bail hearing.

The investigation is ongoing and police continue to look for the second suspect.

Anyone with any new information about these robberies, including dash cam footage in the areas at the times of the incidents, is asked to contact the Major Crime Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355.

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