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Police seek 2 suspects after armed robberies reported in downtown Toronto during Kijiji sales

The right side of a Toronto police vehicle is seen in this file photo. Isaac Callan/Global News

Toronto police have issued a public safety alert warning the public after a number of armed robberies have been reported during Kijiji sales in the city’s downtown core.

Toronto police said on July 9 and July 25, officers received reports of robberies in the downtown core.

Police said potential buyers arranged to meet sellers to purchase cellphones from Kijiji.

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Officers said during the meeting, the sellers were confronted by men wielding firearms.

Police said the suspects also demanded money.

“In both instances suspects fled in a newer model white or grey import SUV,” officers said in a news release.

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Police are now searching for two suspects.

The first is between 20 and 25 years old and tall with a skinny build.

Police said the second suspect is also between 20 and 25 years old, with a heavy build.

“Both suspects are armed, violent and dangerous,” police said. “If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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