Man arrested after police release shocking video appearing to show elevator robbery

Toronto police release security video of alleged elevator purse robbery
WATCH ABOVE: Toronto police previously released security video of an alleged elevator purse robbery in the hope that someone would be able to identify the suspect.

Toronto police say officers have arrested a man in connection with an alleged elevator purse robbery, just over one week after investigators released a shocking video appearing to show the incident.

Police said they were called to the area of St. Clair Avenue West and Avenue Road late on June 1 for reports of a robbery.

Investigators allege a woman was robbed of her purse in an elevator inside a condo building in the area.

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Last week, police released a video of the alleged incident in the hope that someone would recognize the suspect.

In it, a man and a woman could be seen inside an elevator when the man appears to try to grab the woman’s purse.

A scuffle ensues and the man appears to force the woman to the ground before getting a hold of the purse and forcing the woman out of the elevator.

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Police said John McKenna, 23, of Kingston, was arrested on Thursday and charged with numerous offences.

McKenna faces charges including robbery, uttering threats of bodily harm, failing to comply with a probation order and using a credit card obtained by crime.

He is scheduled to appear in a College Park court the morning of July 24.