Men offering fake prize burglarize home, police say
Toronto police want help identifying three suspects in a violent home invasion robbery, which began when a man received notice that he was having a prize delivered to his home last month.
Police say a man got a call on March 4 indicating that he’d won a prize from a car dealership that included an umbrella, a gift card and a car detailing package.
Shortly thereafter, a man with a clipboard knocked at the door. Police say he was dressed in a coverall uniform that had a car dealership’s logo on it.
The man with the clipboard allegedly punched the victim in the face and tried to enter the home.
The victim tried to close the door, but two other suspects joined in and overpowered him.
Police allege that the victim had duct tape put on his mouth and eyes and was bound with zip ties. The victim was kicked and beaten with a baton, police say.
Police allege that the suspects ransacked the home and fled with some items.
The victim managed to get outside his house and scream for help.
Police have released images and video of the three suspects, which can be viewed at the bottom of this story.
Investigators say the suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 416-808-7350. Information can be passed on anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.