Oakville man arrested for Armed Robberies: Police search for accomplice

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Oakville man arrested for Armed Robberies: Police search for accomplice
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Detective Sergeant Paul Foley

Detective Sergeant Paul Foley

Paul Foley is a Detective Sergeant with the Halton Regional Police Services. He works in the District 2 Criminal Investigations Bureau.

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The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and the Toronto Police Service have arrested a 19-year-old Oakville man after a joint investigation into a series of armed robberies in Oakville, Burlington, and Toronto.

On March 14, 2018 a masked man armed with a knife entered the Petro Canada gas station located at 1550 North Service Road West in Oakville. The male ordered the clerk to open the cash register and proceeded behind the counter removing cash, cigarettes, cigars and the employee’s cell phone. The accused then fled in a waiting vehicle.

Petro-Can gas station at 3rd & QEW robbed

On March 20, 2018, the same suspect robbed the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 3455 Fairview Street in Burlington. The male entered the store armed with a knife and demanded money stealing cigarettes, cigars, cash, and the employee’s wallet before fleeing into a waiting vehicle.

In the course of the HRPS investigation, the same suspect was identified as being involved in a series of thefts from automobiles in the City of Burlington on March 5 and 6, 2018. During these thefts, the accused and an accomplice entered 6 vehicles and stole a variety of personal items including a wallet. Credit cards stolen were subsequently used by the accused and the accomplice.

Concurrent with the HRPS investigation, the Toronto Police Service were also searching for the same suspect alleged to have committed two robberies in the City of Toronto; the first on March 10, 2018 at a Petro Canada on Kipling Avenue and the second at a Pioneer Gas Bar on Brown’s Line on March 16, 2018.

The Halton Regional Police Service executed a search warrant at an apartment building located at 205 Queen Mary Drive in Oakville and arrested Colin Borne (19). While searching the apartment, investigators seized several items linking him to the robberies. Colin Borne has been held over for a bail hearing.

Colin BORNE (19) of Oakville has been charged with:

  • 4 counts of robbery with violence
  • 4 counts wear disguise
  • 4 counts of weapons dangerous
  • 4 counts fail to comply probation
  • 6 counts of theft and 8 frauds under

The Halton Regional Police are actively pursuing leads in efforts to apprehend Colin Borne’s accomplice.

Anyone who may have additional information concerning these armed robberies and thefts can contact Halton Regional Police Detective Barry Malciw at 905-825-4747 ext. 2218. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-477 (TIPS) or 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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