2 suspects identified, 1 arrested in Best Buy Scarborough robbery

Police have arrested one of two suspects wanted in connection with a brazen daytime robbery in Scarborough in which an off-duty police officer was stabbed.

The incident took place at the Best Buy store on Progress Avenue near the eastbound Highway 401 ramp just after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police say three men and a woman entered the store, selected an item and began to leave without paying for it when an off-duty officer intervened. The officer was stabbed in the wrist before the suspects made their getaway in a blue Toyota Sienna van. They were last seen fleeing northbound on Brimley Road before turning west onto Highway 401.

Duty Insp. Chris McCann said the officer was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated. The officer is expected to require surgery at a later date for the injury.

On Friday investigators arrested 38-year-old Jeremy Ruscitti of Toronto. He is facing eight charges including robbery with a weapon, assault with a weapon and aggravated assault on a police officer.

A second man, 47-year-old Jim Dimce Kaluzovski of Keswick, has been identified and an arrest warrant has been issued for him.

Police are still looking to identify the third man and the woman involved in the theft and assault.

Male and female suspect wanted in brazen daytime robbery of a Best Buy store in Scarborough on Dec. 6, 2023. TPS/HO

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