Two people are charged after they robbed a Pickering teen of his jacket after posting it for sale online.


On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at approximately 6:40 p.m., the victim met with two unknown males at a commercial parking lot on Brock Road south of Kingston Road in Pickering to sell a brand name jacket, which was posted online. The two suspects took the coat and sprayed the victim with bear spray and drove off in a white Honda Accord.


The victim sustained minor injuries.




Ethan THOMAS, age 18, of Huxtable Lane in Scarborough is charged with: Robbery; Administer Noxious Thing; Disguise with Intent and Possess Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.


Matthew JOSEPH, age 19, of Toronto is charged with Robbery and Possess Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.


They were both released on an Undertaking. 


Anyone with information of assistance to investigators is asked to contact D/Cst. Sheridan of West Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2521.