Man who live streamed himself with what looked like handgun faces charges

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Region of Peel – Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau have charged a male for robbery as a result of viewing a live streaming video on social media.

On June 17, 2017, police received information that a male was live streaming himself on a social media app while in possession of what was believed to be a prohibited firearm. A search warrant was conducted on a residence in Brampton in which two males were arrested and two replica firearms were seized.

As a result of this investigation, Troy TOWNSEND, a 26 year-old male of No Fixed Address, was charged with Robbery and Disguise with Intent in relation to a convenience store robbery that took place on Saturday, May 6, at 5:55 p.m. in the area of North Park Drive and Dixie Road in the City of Brampton

Troy TOWNSEND was held for a bail hearing on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the Ontario Court of Justice, Brampton.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3410.Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.