Two gunpoint robberies in Mississauga, suspects at large

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Two gunpoint robberies in Malton on Tuesday that occurred less than 90 minutes apart are being investigated by Peel Regional Police.

Officers with the force’s Central Robbery Unit say the incidents don’t appear to be connected but that remains under investigation as detectives are looking at video surveillance from both incidents. The first occurred around 10:45 p.m. at a Becker’s convenience store on Airport Road, just north of Derry Road East.

Two suspects burst into the store, one armed with a gun, and took cash and property before fleeing on foot. The suspects are described as male, black, 5-foot-8 with slim builds. One was wearing a dark hoodie and dark bandanna covering his face. The other also had a bandanna over his face and was wearing a black jacket.

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Less than 90 minutes later, around midnight, five suspects wearing hoodies and gloves broke into a home on nearby Ripon Street and made demands on the 40-year-old Mississauga man inside. One of the men had a gun but it’s not immediately known if the group fled with property or cash.

There were no injuries in either incident.

Heavily-armed tactical officers responded to the scene with police dogs, but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information can call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3410. – CINEWS

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