3 of 4 suspects identified after off-duty officer seriously injured in Scarborough stabbing
Posted December 9, 2023 10:49 am.
Last Updated December 9, 2023 9:50 pm.
Toronto police have identified two more suspects wanted in the stabbing of an off-duty police officer during a robbery at an east-end electronics store on Wednesday.
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 identified and arrested a Toronto man but he was released without charges following further investigation.
On Saturday, police identified 48-year-old Preston Calladine of Toronto as a suspect in the case. He is facing a total of 11 charges including robbery with a weapon, aggravated assault on a police officer, assault with weapon and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.
A second man, 47-year-old Jim Dimce Kaluzovski of Keswick, is wanted for robbery with a weapon, aggravated assault on a peace officer, and assault with a weapon among eight total charges.
Late Saturday evening, police identified the female suspect as 42-year-old Starlene Migwans of Toronto. She is facing a total of eight charges as well.
Police are still looking to identify a third man in the theft and assault.
With files from Patricia D’Cunha