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Safety alert issued after string of robberies in north end

Last Updated Oct 22, 2017 at 10:37 am EDT

A Toronto police cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS

A series of robberies in the city’s north end have prompted Toronto police to issue a public safety alert for the area.

Police say the robberies happened between Oct. 12 and 20 in the area spanning from Finch Avenue up to Pond Road and from Keele Street over to Sentinel Road.

At least four separate incidents have been reported in the area. Each time, some form of violence was threatened or used against the victims.

In one case the victim was punched in the face and in another a knife was held to the victim’s back.

Personal items including cellphones, credit and debit cards and cash were forcefully taken.

Police say descriptions of the suspect or suspects vary and a single consistent description is not available at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.