Saturday, April 22, 2017

Assistance sought with theft investigation, Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Security camera images of suspect released, Photograph of stolen dog released



Assistance sought with theft investigation, Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Security camera images of suspect released, Photograph of stolen dog released

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 1:07 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a person wanted in a theft investigation

It is reported that:

- on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11 p.m., a woman, 28, tied her dog to a bench outside a fast-food restaurant in the Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street area

- she returned to find her dog had been stolen

- the dog is a Pomeranian/Shih Tzu, named Kobe

The male suspect is described as 40-50, medium build, brown hair in a ponytail, wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, and white running shoes. 

Security camera images of the suspect have been released

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jason Tanouye, 51 Division







Sunday, April 09, 2017

Public's assistance sought in theft investigation, Jarvis Street and Front Street East area, Photos released


Public's assistance sought in theft investigation, Jarvis Street and Front Street East area, Photos released

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 8:26 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in a theft investigation. 

It is reported that:

- On Saturday, February 11, 2017, at approximately 4 p.m., a man and a woman stole a bank deposit bag containing a large quantity of cash from a vendor at the St. Lawrence Market in the Jarvis Street and Front Street East area

- the man and woman then fled in an unknown direction.

The man is described as 40-50, 180 lbs., black short receding hair, wearing light blue or grey denim jeans, and a black jacket with a fur-trimmed hood 

The woman is described as 35-45, brown hair, wearing a black jacket or vest, black shirt or sweater with a white stripe across the chest, pants with a white stripe on the legs, and black boots or shoes. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Adrian Piccolo, 51 Division






Saturday, April 08, 2017

Man wanted in Criminal Harassment/Assault investigation, Sherbourne Street and King Street East area, David Bar-On, 30


Man wanted in Criminal Harassment/Assault investigation, Sherbourne Street and King Street East area, David Bar-On, 30

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:03 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public’s assistance locating a man wanted in a criminal harassment and assault investigation.

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 8:49 p.m., officers responded to a call for a suspicious incident in theSherbourne Street and King Street East area.

It is alleged that:

- in December of 2014, a woman, 25, received unwanted attention from a man she worked with, 

- she told the man she was not interested but he persisted with his behaviour

- between October 2016 and April 2017, he began showing up at the woman's apartment demanding to see her

- on Thursday, April 6, 2017, the man followed the woman's roommate trying to determine the whereabouts of the woman

- he then assaulted the roommate

Police have identified the man as David Bar-On, 30. There is now a warrant issued for his arrest.

He is described as 5’10”, 160 lbs., with spiked brown hair and wearing glasses. He often has a light beard and wears dark clothing.

Police believe he may be dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Hannah Bartz, 51 Division


Man wanted in Criminal Harassment/Assault investigation, David Bar On, 30

Friday, April 07, 2017

Police alerting public to scam targeting gemstone owners, Gemstone Investment Fraud Investigation


Police alerting public to scam targeting gemstone owners, Gemstone Investment Fraud Investigation

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 2:57 PM
Financial Crimes:  416-808-7300

The Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes unit is currently investigating a gemstone investment fraud and would like to speak with other potential victims.

It is reported that:

- representatives using the names "Royal Fine Jewels" as well as "Nygard & Associates" contacted people purporting themselves to be in the business of sales and marketing of fine gems and jewelry

- the individuals who were contacted had originally bought gemstones as an investment from a company no longer in business called Global Royalties Limited

- the individuals who were contacted were promised generous returns on their original gemstone investments and began marketing them with these companies

- during the marketing process opportunities for even greater investment returns were offered by either purchasing additional gemstones or trading in what they already owned for more expensive gemstones wanted by prospective buyers

- individuals victimized by these businesses were eventually told a buyer has been found and to sign sales agreements promising sizable returns on their investments to date

- the sales agreements were never fulfilled, and victims were left with gemstones valued at a fraction of what they were purported to be worth 

- victims are unable to contact business representatives because all methods of contact have been disconnected

Anyone who has conducted business with Royal Fine Jewels or Nygard & Associates and believes they may be a victim, or anyone with information on persons representing these companies, is asked to contact Detective Constable Kevin Williams at 416-808-7306, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Kevin Williams, Financial Crimes