Canada - Toronto Jewelry store thefts by men wearing burkas, video released

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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/robbers-wore-burkas-in-toronto-jewelry-store-robbery-1.2840489

    "The first suspect is described as a 5'11" black male. He wore a black burka that had "shiny details on both arms," along with black gloves and men’s boots. He had a handgun.

    Fewer details are available about the second suspect. He was 6'3" and wore a black burka and boots.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-7350.

    Tips can also be passed on anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477"
     
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    "The robbery happened at Mona-Clara Jewellers in the York Mills Road and Leslie Street area on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at about 11 a.m., police said.

    Staff Insp. Mike Earl of the Toronto Police Holdup Squad revealed security footage of the disguised suspects on Wednesday at a news conference. He said the two suspects appeared to be wearing burkas during the robbery.

    "This is the first jewelry store robbery that I've seen where they're dressed up in burkas," Earl said. "Identification is very difficult, and that's why we definitely need the public's assistance to point us in the right direction."

    The footage released by police shows two figures shrouded in black entering the jewelry store with what appear to be handbags on their arms. One shrouded figure leads a female employee to the front door and closes it. Another figure is shown brandishing what looks like a handgun while emptying the contents of a display case into a bag.

    The robbery lasted about five minutes, Earl said"

    Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/footag...spects-wearing-burkas-1.2109247#ixzz3JXGNmrDW
     
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    Why the "shiny" items on the sleeves??
    Wonder if perps spoke at all and if so, did they have an accent?
    Lots of burka clad jewellery thieves seem to have occurred in UK and elsewhere, has that "trend" influenced this event in Toronto? imo.
     

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