Police charge 2 in relation to GTA pharmacy robberies, carjacking

A Toronto police SUV cruiser. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Toronto police have made two arrests and are seeking a third suspect following a carjacking and two robberies in the Greater Toronto Area.

Police said they responded to robbery calls on May 5 and May 7 in Toronto’s Sheppard Avenue East and Meadowvale Road area and Tannery Street and Queen Street South in Mississauga.

In both cases, three males entered a pharmacy and one suspect pulled out a gun, demanding narcotics and cash, police alleged.

Police said they took the cash and narcotics before fleeing the scene.

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Then, on May 9, police were called reports of a carjacking around Islington Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard in Toronto.

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Police say that a 46-year-old woman was standing beside her car when two male suspects approached her wearing masks. One pointed a handgun at her and demanded keys before they fled in her car, police said.

Next, police said they saw the suspect driving a vehicle with two other male occupants. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled the area, according to police.

Police continued their investigation and successfully identified a second suspect.

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On July 3, police arrested a 17-year-old boy. He faces several charges, including three counts of robbery with a firearm.

On Thursday, another suspect, Ahmed Abdirahman, 21, turned himself in, police said.

He faces multiple charges, including three counts of robbery with a firearm and one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle.

An unidentified suspect — who police believe is around 20 years old — is still outstanding.

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