Indian-origin Mississauga Man Arrested for Robbing Three Retail Stores at Knifepoint
Toronto Police has arrested an Indian-origin Mississauga man for allegedly robbing three retail stores between January 25 and January 29. The incidents took place in the area of Finch Avenue West and Keele Street. The 30-year-old man has been identified as Manbir Bobby Uppal.
Between January 25 and 29, three retail stores in the area of Finch Avenue West and Keele Street were allegedly robbed at knifepoint. During one of the robberies, an employee working at one of the retail stores was tabbed in the hand. In each case, Manbir Bobby Uppal would enter the store and approach the checkout counter, and demand cash with his knife drawn. He was able to get a “quantity of money” from two of the stores.
In the latest incident on January 29, Uppal allegedly stabbed an employee before fleeing the scene. The employee sustained minor injuries. The police responded to the incident and took the suspect into custody. He was then identified as Manbir Bobby Uppal from Mississauga and was charged with three counts of robbery with an offensive weapon, three counts of failure to comply with a probation order, and one count of assault with a weapon. The police said in a statement, “In two of the incidents, he obtained a quantity of money and made good his escape. In the last incident, he stabbed an employee in the hand with the knife causing minor injuries before fleeing the store on foot.”
News Release – Man Arrested in Retail Robbery Investigation, Finch Avenue West and Keele Street area, Manbir Bobby Uppal, 30https://t.co/hKiNrwTbep pic.twitter.com/W8UwnDCASz
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