Halton Police say three people are being charged following a string of overnight armed robberies around the GTA.
They began around midnight Tuesday evening in Mississauga. Peel police say the suspects were wearing masks and robbed a business near Glen Erin and Britannia.
Armed Robbery at Glen Erin/Britannia @ business, 3 masked suspects wearing jeans & 1 in a red jacket. Left in a red vehicle – no injuries
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) December 30, 2015
Officers allege the three targeted gas stations and convenience stores in the area before stealing a vehicle to flee the scene.
One suspect was arrested following a police pursuit east of Hamilton. The K9 unit assisted in tracking down the other two suspects that fled the scene.
Police are charging 19-year-old Ashton Gangadeen and two minors with the following:
Robbery Using a Firearm – 6 counts.
Wear Disguise during Commission of Indictable Offence – 6 counts
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 2 counts
Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – 1 count
Unauthorized Possession of Firearm in a Motor Vehicle – 1 count.
Fail to comply with Recognizance and Probation – 12 counts.
HRPS has 3 suspects in custody for a number of armed robberies across Halton & Peel Region.Investigation ongoing more information later^jd
— HRPS Oakville (@HRPSOak) December 30, 2015
Officers are asking anyone who may have any information pertaining to this investigation to call the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825 4747 ext. 2216 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222 8477 (TIPS).