The Toronto Police Service has arrested seven people, including a Toronto rapper, in connection with a multi-million dollar robbery that took place earlier this year.
On April 1st, a company in the Carlingview and Dixon Road area that refills private ATMs, was robbed when two men forced an employee at gunpoint to let them in.
Once inside, the two men assaulted a second employee and forced them to open the safes. The victims were ordered to the ground, and one was struck on the back of the head with the butt of the suspect’s gun.
While the employees were on the ground, the two men began filling garbage bags with cash. They then fled to a waiting vehicle where they escaped with excess of one million dollars.
On May 17, police responded to a call of an attempted home invasion near Kipling and Steeles. According to reports, armed suspects tried to enter a house but were unable to get inside, fleeing before police arrived.
During this investigation, police found approximately $160,000 inside the unit, that they identified as some of the money taken from the robbery in April. This led them to identify four suspects.
During a traffic stop on September 9, police arrested Devante Virgo in connection with the robbery. A fully loaded handgun and ammo was also seized. Virgo, 23, is also known as Lil Buckey, a prominent Toronto rapper.
On September 9 and 10 police executed four Criminal Code search warrants at various addresses and on two vehicles across Toronto and York Region. This led the seizure of handguns, high capacity magazines, body armor, cocaine, and cash.
Five suspects were arrested during the raids, including some believed to be getaway drivers and several others for firearms offenses.
One suspect remains outstanding and was identified as 22-year-old Emmanuel Rawson, of Toronto.
He is described as 5’7”, 190 lbs., and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers