Mississauga man charged in string of Toronto robberies and thefts

(Screenshot: Toronto Police)
(Screenshot: Toronto Police)

A 28-year-old Mississauga man is facing charges in connection with a series of retail robberies and thefts in Toronto.
The suspect was charged on Sunday in relation to five incidents in the Danforth Ave. and Pharmacy Ave. area between Oct. 26, 2015 and Feb. 14.
Toronto Police allege the man entered retail outlets covering his face with a scarf, and immediately vaulted over the counter.

The man “encountered the employee, gained access to the cash register, and obtained a quantity of money,” according to police.
On two occasions, when the employee was busy elsewhere in the store, the accused went behind the counter, opened the till, and removed a quantity of cash.
Matthew Jerome McNeil is charged with three counts of robbery, three counts of disguise with intent, two counts of theft under $5,000, and five counts of failing to comply with a probation order.
He was scheduled to appear in Toronto court Monday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350 or Crime Stoppers 416-222-8477.
-Kelly Roche
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