Toronto police have arrested four men allegedly connected to as many as eight retail robberies across the city, with investigators sharing video footage of one of the crimes.
Authorities said officers responded to robberies between Jan. 18, 2023, and Feb. 2, 2024.
In these incidents, four men would enter a store while wearing masks to disguise their identities, and while inside, police said they indicated they were armed with a weapon and demanded money.
The men took a quantity of cash and cigarettes before fleeing the scene. In one robbery, a suspect brandished a firearm.
Police released surveillance footage of one of the robberies at a Toronto gas station. It shows two men entering the store before threatening the cashier and proceeding to steal various items, including money.
Shortly after the last robbery on Feb. 2, officers located all four suspects and took them into custody.
These men were identified as 22-year-old Suliman Rahimi of Toronto, 21-year-old Khalid Shikeb of Toronto, 18-year-old Bilal Aria of Toronto and 18-year-old Edrees Habibi of Ajax, Ont.
The accused face similar offences, including robbery with a firearm and robbery, among other charges.