A Mississauga man is facing charges in connection with 11 gas station robberies in the Region of Peel and Toronto.
Toronto police allege that between Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and Friday, September 7, 2018, a masked man targeted 11 retail gas stations.
Police allege the suspect was initially armed with a knife but then committed eight robberies while armed with an air pistol.
During the robberies, the man approached the victims with a weapon and made a demand for money, police say. Police also allege that in several of the robberies, the suspect held the weapon to the victim’s head or stomach.
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Fearing for their safety, the victims complied with the demands and the man fled with a quantity of money, police say.
Police allege the suspect made his escape using a stolen white Dodge Caravan.
Police say the suspect was later identified by Peel police.
On Friday, September 7, 2018, the suspect was reportedly located in the stolen vehicle by officers.
Police say 25-year-old Chanvir Fangura has been charged with nine counts of robbery with a firearm, three counts of robbery with an offensive weapon, 11 counts of disguise with intent, theft over $500 and more.
The accused appeared in court on Sunday, September 9.