Officer stabbed after intervening in daytime robbery attempt at Scarborough Best Buy
Posted December 6, 2023 12:40 pm.
Last Updated December 7, 2023 6:25 am.
An off-duty police officer was stabbed and suffered serious injuries after they intervened in a daytime robbery at Best Buy in Scarborough.
Toronto police were called to the Progress Avenue area near the eastbound Highway 401 ramp just after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday for reports of an assault.
Three suspects – two men and a woman – entered Best Buy, located at 480 Progress Avenue, selected an item and began to leave the store without paying when an off-duty officer intervened.
Investigators tell CityNews the item stolen was a high-end TV.
Duty Insp. Chris McCann said the officer was stabbed in the wrist, and the three suspects fled in a blue Toyota Sienna van.
The suspects were last seen fleeing northbound on Brimley Road before turning west onto Highway 401.
“Fortunately, paramedics responded quickly and were able to apply a tourniquet to the officer’s injuries and stop the bleeding,” Insp. McCann said. “[The officer] is going to require surgery at a later time.”
Two of the male suspects were last seen wearing a dark jacket with a hood and jeans while the third male suspect was last seen wearing a white hooded jacket and dark pants.
The female suspect was last seen wearing a green camo coloured shirt and gray cargo pants.