Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Next time, try stealing candy from a baby

What in the world were they going to do with this stuff? And if you're going to steal candy in Toronto, on Hallowe'en or otherwise, expect a fight:


LINDA NGUYEN
TORONTO STAFF REPORTER

Three men have been arrested after a transport truck full of gumballs was hijacked in the city’s east end early Monday morning - almost a week before Halloween.
Police were called to Oak Leaf Confectionary on Sinnot Rd. in the Eglinton Ave. E. and Warden Ave. area around 5:30 a.m. after thieves attacked a truck driver from behind and stole his truck full of candy valued at more than $40,000.

The driver was punched in the face and in the body and then was almost forced into the trunk of a car, police said. He made his escape by fighting off his attackers.

The suspects fled in three separate vehicles, with one of them behind the wheel of the transport truck, police added.

The truck driver was taken to hospital with a broken nose and was treated for cuts to his arms and legs, they said.

Police were able to locate the transport truck on Brenda Cres. at Corvette Rd. in Scarborough around 2:30 p.m. after they witnessed two men and pursued two others who tried to flee in another vehicle but were arrested a short distance later, they said.

Bavanan Uthaanathan, 23; Jude Emmanuel, 25; and Ragivan Thirugnanasambanthar, 24, all of Toronto, face 25 charges relating to robbery, assault, kidnapping and theft charges.

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