‘Jump the counter’: Loaded weapon seized and arrests made in Oakville drug store robbery

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Halton police have made four arrests and seized a handgun following the robbery of an Oakville pharmacy on Tuesday, June 7.

At around 2:30 p.m., four men entered the Halton Pharmacy at 1060 Speers Rd., “jumped the counter” and took narcotics from the safe, police said.

They then fled the area in a stolen vehicle.

An investigation led to Halton police arresting four men as they left a restaurant in Mississauga a short time later.

Police said at the time of the arrests, officers found several large bottles of narcotics and a loaded Glock 40 caliber handgun.

A 21-year-old man from Brampton, a 22-year-old man from Brampton and a 19-year-old man from Mississauga all face charges of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession for the purpose of trafficking and knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

An 18-year-old Brampton man has been charged with Possession of a Prohibited Device, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm, Possession of a firearm without authorization, knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of prohibited firearm ammunition, violation of firearms regulations, careless use of a weapon fire, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

None of these charges have been proven in court.

Three individuals are being held pending a bail hearing.

A man has been released pending a court appearance.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halton Police at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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