Police looking for two men after armed robbery at Rogers store

Employee restrained by two masked men at Danforth location

Police investigating an armed robbery at a Rogers store in East York. TORONTO OBSERVER// GIORGIO LEE

A Rogers store on the corner of Danforth Avenue and Playter Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint, police say.

On Nov. 21, at about 5:45 p.m., two masked men, one with a firearm, entered the store and confronted an employee.

“It was a retail robbery, two suspects, one with a gun, and no injuries were reported,” Const. Craig Brister said. “The suspects took cell phones, and the employee was restrained.”

A witness, who saw the two suspects enter the store, walked past the front window “and saw the guy in the back put his hands up, and I’m pacing back back and forth because the door was locked.

“I see the two guys empty the register out and then they got out, unlocked the door, and started running towards the parking lot,” said the witness, who did not want to be named. “I got in the store because I thought they shot the guy, and I walked to the back and he was tied up.”

The employee was not injured.

Kostas Margetis, who has lived in the area for 37 years and recently went to the Rogers store to get a new phone, knows the employee. He was surprised the store was robbed in the middle of the day.

“I’ve had problems with my phone, and any time I had any problems, I came here,” Margetis said. “There hasn’t been a robbery here for a long time. There’s people who have stolen things, but not a robbery.”

The Toronto Police Hold Up Squad is investigating.

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Posted: Nov 28 2017 2:11 pm
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