BY KELLY ROCHE
Four robberies in three hours have police searching for suspects across Mississauga Wednesday night.
The first two incidents took place just before 6 p.m. in the South Common area.
“It sounds like the culprits are one in the same,” said Peel Regional Police Const. Mark Fischer.
A male victim was allegedly jumped by a group of suspects in the Glen Erin Dr. and Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. area, then robbed of his cell phone, and hit over the head.
The victim was transported to hospital with minor injuries
Within minutes, two more boys reported being robbed of their cell phones at South Common Community Centre, on South Millway.
The suspects are a group of eight to 10 black males, wearing black, with their faces covered.
The third and fourth robberies took place in the city’s east end.
A Longo’s grocery store on Rathburn Rd. E. and Ponytrail Dr. was held up around 8 p.m.
The suspect handed a note to a cashier saying he had a gun, however, the weapon wasn’t seen.
“The store was still open,” said Fischer.
Police dogs tracked the suspect – who took off on foot – to a nearby apartment building, where officers arrested a man.
The fourth incident involves a business on Ronsa Ct., near Tomken Rd. and Matheson Blvd. E. reportedly being robbed around 9 p.m.
A couple was transported to hospital with unknown injuries. Officers are investigating.
Police investigating four robberies in South Common, east Mississauga
BY KELLY ROCHE