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6 arrested, firearm seized in investigation after food delivery person robbed

Last Updated Nov 12, 2019 at 2:18 pm EST

Police say a firearm was seized along with ammunition in an armed robbery investigation following an alleged mugging of a food delivery person. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

An investigation into an alleged mugging has led to the arrest of six people.

Officers responded to a call for a robbery in the Ellesmere and Brimley roads area on Nov. 4, shortly before 10 p.m.

Toronto police say a man approached a food delivery person in the area and produced a handgun. He allegedly robbed the delivery person of credits cards, money and the food he was delivering.

After an initial investigation, police executed a search warrant at the suspect’s home two days later.

They say they seized a semi-automatic rifle and an over-capacity magazine loaded with 27 rounds.

A 37-year-old woman, an 18-year-old man and four boys, all from Toronto, are facing multiple firearms charges including unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and unsafe storage of a firearm. Two of the boys are facing additional charges of robbery with a firearm.

Police say the identity of the adults cannot be released as it would identify the children.

They were all scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 6.