Man snatches woman’s gold chain after knocking at door

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Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit have charged a 26-year-old man from the Town of Ajax following a home invasion in the City of Markham.

On Monday, August 22, 2016, shortly after 10:30 a.m., a man rang a doorbell of a residence in the area of Rizal Avenue and Copper Creek Drive. A woman answered the door and the man pushed his way into the house, knocking her to the ground. The man ripped a gold chain from around the woman’s neck then fled outside to his vehicle and drove off. The 40-year-old victim sustained minor injuries.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect and on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, he was located in the Scarborough area and placed under arrest without incident.

Investigators have linked this suspect to two other similar robberies that occurred in the City of Toronto.

Oshane DALEY, 26, Town of Ajax has been charged with 3 counts of robbery.

York Region is one of Canada’s safest communities and if there’s one place that all of our citizens must feel safe, it’s within their homes,” said Chief Eric Jolliffe. “We rely on all of our citizens to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and call us right away to report it. As is evident in this case, our dedicated frontline officers respond quickly and our highly-trained investigators in the Hold-Up Unit will not stop tracking down a suspect until they are identified, located, taken into custody and brought before the courts.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Investigators from the Hold-Up Unit remind business and home owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images help to identify suspects, can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS


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