Man arrested for street level robbery in Oakville

Man arrested for street level robbery in Oakville
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Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw

Detective Barry Malciw was the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Services. He is a detective of the Halton Regional Police Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team.

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On September 10, 2018, at 8:00pm Halton Regional Police responded to the report of a street level robbery of a male near the area of Rimmington Drive and Munn’s Avenue in the Town of Oakville.

The male victim had posted an online advertisement on a buy and sell website listing a pair of shoes and gold ring for sale. During the exchange of property the suspect accompanied by three unknown males produced a firearm and robbed the victim of his property. No injuries were sustained.

On September 20, 2018, Halton Regional Police located and arrested the male party alleged to be responsible. A short time later a search warrant was executed at an address near Dixie Road and Burnhamthorpe Road, East in the Town of Mississauga.

Investigators recovered stolen property and other evidence in relation to this incident.

An 18 Year-Old Man from Mississauga was charged with:

  1. Robbery with a Firearm
  2. Breach or Recognizance (3 counts)
  3. Possession of Prohibited Weapon
  4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  5. Fail to Comply with Court Order (3 counts)
  6. Breach of Prohibition Order

Police are reminding the public to stay vigilant when selling personal items on buy and sell websites and when possible public places should be considered when making exchanges.

Anyone with information regarding this street level robbery is asked to contact Detective Barry Malciw of the Oakville Criminal Investigations Bureau – Robbery Team at 905-825-4747 ext 2218. Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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