Monday, August 27, 2007 - 4:29 PM
43 Division
416-808-4300

The Toronto Police Service would like to alert the public to a number of swarming-type robberies in and around the Ellesmere Road/Scarborough Golf Club Road area.

The robberies have occurred between Saturday, July 28, 2007 and Saturday, August 25, 2007, between 9 p.m. - midnight.

It is alleged that:

- a group of males swarm their victims and assault them,

- during the assault, demands are made for valuables and the victims are robbed,

- in one of the robberies, the victim was struck with an expandable baton,

- the suspects travel in large numbers and target victim(s) who are travelling alone or are in the company of one other person,

- some of the robberies have occurred while the victim was at a TTC bus stop.

Some victims have sustained minor injuries.

Members of the public should continue to be aware of their surroundings and use caution when travelling.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online at http://www.222tips.com/.