Toronto Police are hoping to scare up some new leads in an armored truck robbery back in January. It was the night of January 20th, when two men in a minivan pulled up beside a G4S armored truck that was making a pick-up at Fairview Mall. Two armed suspects got out of the van surrounding one of the guards and shortly after gunfire broke out. Although no one was injured, police say the armed men got away with just under $100,000 in cash.
Shortly after police were called to the scene that night a 2000 Silver Dodge Caravan was located not far from the mall. On Wednesday police announced that the van was purchased by a woman just 10 days prior to the robbery.
“That person that purchased the vehicle in cash is described as a female black in her 20s, 5’6”, 160lbs with a round face. The investigators have ruled out any possibility that the owner of the vehicle who sold it on Kijiji has anything to do with this robbery.” Said Staff Inspector Mike Earl.
Staff Inspector Earl believes the woman may have been duped into buying the vehicle for the suspects. Some trace evidence was found inside the van, but police have little to go on when it comes to the actual suspects. The one suspect is described as a man, wearing gloves, a balaclava ski mask, black and grey sweater and black pants. The second suspect is male, wearing a black mask and gloves. Both men were armed with handguns.
Guarda World, the company that now owns G4S, has put up a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIP S(8477), or online at www.222tips.com