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August 22, 2018

York Security Bulletin - Robbery

Toronto Police Service has advised York Security that they received a report of a robbery that took place off campus near the intersection of Assiniboine Road and Troyer Ave. on Tuesday, August 21st at approximately 9:30 pm.

Two victims were robbed of their cell phones.  Suspects are 2 males, dressed in black and driving a black, older model, Toyota Rav4 with a spare tire mounted on the back. One of the victims is a York University community member.  No injuries were reported.  Suspects were seen leaving eastbound on Assiniboine Road in the vehicle. One suspect was carrying a firearm.

York Security is assisting Toronto Police Service with their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Toronto Police Service directly at (416) 808-2222 or York Security at (416) 650-8000 or ext. 58000.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us or drop by the 24-7 Community Safety Office. We are here to serve our community and thank you for your support and shared commitment to safety.

Security Bulletins

Security Bulletins are issued regarding incidents that occur on York University property when:

  • a serious incident has occurred and there is a risk of recurrence; and/or
  • there is a pattern of recurring, but less serious incidents (such as thefts or robberies); and/or
  • a Security or Police investigation will be assisted by bringing forward witnesses and information.

​Incidents representing an immediate threat to the physical safety of persons at the University are communicated immediately to all, or to the affected parts of the University, following the protocols outlined in York’s Emergency Plan and related procedures.  Methods of communication would include: the push notification on the Mobile Safety App, the LCD screens, and the emergency PA system.

(416) 736-5333 or ext. 33333
Toronto Police Services,
Ambulance or Toronto Fire Dept.

Security TTY (for hearing impaired)
(416) 736-5470 or ext. 55470

(416) 650-8000 or ext. 58000

Crime Prevention
(416) 736-5931 or ext. 55931

(416) 736-5361 or ext. 55361

Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion
(416) 736-5682 or ext. 55682

Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion TTY (for hearing impaired)
(416) 650-4823

Office of the Ombudsperson
Counselling & Disability Services
(416) 736-5297 or ext. 55297

Community Support and Services
(416) 736-5231 or ext. 55231

Crime Stoppers
(416) 222-8477

Toronto Police Services
(416) 808-2222

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