Police looking for ‘Smash and Grab’ bandit who made off with $20K in jewellery

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The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with a “smash-and-grab” Theft investigation.

It is reported that:

  • – at approximately 2:30 p.m., on Friday, June 23, 2017, a man entered a pawn shop in the Church Street and Shuter Street area
  • – he walked up to the jewellery display counter, removed a hammer from his jacket pocket, and smashed the glass display case
  • – he then reached into the broken display case, grabbed a quantity of expensive jewellery, and was last seen fleeing westbound on Shuter Street
  • – the value of the stolen jewellery is approximately $20,000

The man is described as black, 18-19, 5’6”, thin build, wearing a dark-coloured baseball hat, black jacket, light-blue jeans, black shoes with a large white Nike “swoosh” logo on the toe area.

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.