Toronto police arrest suspect in 2 robbery investigations

A man faces several charges in connection with two robbery investigations in the city, Toronto police say.

Investigators say officers were called to the Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West area around 5:30 a.m. Nov. 22 for a report of a robbery.

Police say a man approached a 60-year-old woman and asked if she spoke Spanish and demanded that she hand over her belongings.

The man stated that he was carrying a firearm at the time of the incident, police said.

Later that day at around 4:50 p.m., police said the man approached a 24-year-old woman near Jane Street and Wilson Avenue and asked her if she spoke Spanish.

According to detectives, the man again indicated that he was carrying a firearm and threatened to shoot her if she did not hand over her belongings.

The suspect, police say, stole her wallet and other personal items before ordering her into a nearby vehicle. The woman fled the area.

In a press release issued Friday, investigators said an arrest had been made in the case.

Police say 36-year-old Toronto resident Juan Pablo Ulloa Zegarra was arrested on Thursday.

He is charged with two counts of theft with an offensive weapon, two counts of using an imitation firearm in the commission of an identifiable felony, two counts of possession of a weapon, two counts of failing to comply with a court order and uttering danger.

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