A man and a woman are facing charges in connection with a number of store robberies during the month of December last year.
The Toronto police’s Hold Up Squad announced the arrest of the pair, who they dubbed the U-Haul Bandits, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, afternoon.
The pair earned the monikor because a stolen U-Haul truch was allegedly used in a pair of the robberies which took place at businesses in the Danforth Avenue area between Woodbine Avenue and Coxwell Avenue.
According to police, a woman entered a store in the Danforth and Woodbine area on Friday, Dec. 7, at 1:34 p.m., and allegedly walked out with a basket of stolen items. When confronted by the store manager, she produced a knife in a threatening manner, police alleged. She was with a man and they fled in a U-Haul van.
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 11:08 p.m. a woman entered a store in the Danforth and Coxwell area and ran towards the exit with merchandise in her hand, police alleged. A store supervisor attempted to stop her but she produced a knife in a threatening manner, police alleged. She and a man who waiting outside the store then fled in a U-Haul van, police said.
A woman and man were also involved in three other incidents in which items were stolen from stores. In two of those incidents in east Scarborough a knife was brandished, police alleged. Also, another similar incident took place in the Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street area, police said.
A man and woman were arrested on Dec. 31 in connection with the incidents, police said in Tuesday’s press release.
Jenna Feero, 25, of no fixed address, and Anthony Crehore, 27, of no fixed address, face a number of charges including five counts of robbery with an offensive weapon, and numerous counts of failure to comply with probation.
Police said the investigation is on-going.