Second armoured truck robbed in a month
Another armoured truck was robbed Tuesday morning in Toronto's west-end, one month after a similar heist by armed robbers.
Toronto police were called to an ATM at a TD Canada Trust bank branch in The Westway and Martin Grove Road at about 12:30 a.m.
Two Securicor guards, who were restocking cash in the bank machine, were approached by two gunmen wearing balaclavas and hooded sweatshirts. The robbers, armed with a shotgun and a handgun, disarmed the guards and grabbed bags of cash.
Then the suspects fled from the area on foot, police said.
"We are still searching the area, that's why I'm urging - once daylight breaks - residents in the area (to) check their backyards to see if there's anything strange, any foot prints, any unusual movement in the backyard and for them to give us a call and we can come check it out," Insp. Peter Yuen said at the scene.
"We believe they fled through the rear of the bank into the subdivision."
Police launched an investigation and cordoned off the area around the bank. They brought in a canine unit to begin a search for the suspects, but the dogs could not pick up the trail
Fifty-thousand dollars in cash was taken in the heist. No injuries were reported in the incident and the guards have not been identified.
Police describe the first suspect as being:
- Between 170 and 180 lbs;
- About 5'7" to 5'9";
- Brown eyes; and
- Wearing a brown checkered jacket, blue jeans and a backpack.
The second suspect is described as being:
- Between 190 and 200 lbs;
- About 5'10" to 6'; and
- Wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
Investigators ask anyone with information about the suspects to call police at (416) 808-7350 or Crime Stoppers at (416) 222-TIPS (8477).
Tuesday morning's heist is similar to one that occurred in Parkdale on Feb. 19. As Securicor guards Kirk Goegan and Tammy Courvoisier were delivering cash to an ATM, they were approached by two armed and balaclava-clad robbers.
Goegan and Courvoisier were disarmed and the suspects disappeared with bags filled with $90,000 cash.
No suspects have been identified in that robbery.
Securicor dismissed the guards after the February robbery, saying they had not followed "proper security procedures."
With a report from CTV's Jim Junkin and files from The Canadian Press