Violent jewelry store robbery in Oshawa leads to police chase on 401

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Four adults and one youth have been arrested and charged following a violent armed robbery at a jewelry store in Oshawa.

Officers were called to Valdi’s Jewellery Shop on King Street in Oshawa on Wednesday at approximately 3:30pm. Four suspects, two of which were armed with handguns, entered the store and smashed jewelry cabinets stealing a quantity of jewelry according to police. They allegedly assaulted the lone employee and fled the scene.

The 62-year-old store employee was injured during the robbery and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects were later located by police and they were stopped on Highway 401 and Holt Road. While the suspects tried to evade police, they struck several police vehicles and caused numerous collisions on the highway, police say. There were minor injuries reported as a result of the collisions.

Four adults, one aged 21-years-old, three aged 19-years-old, and a 16-year-old youth, all from Toronto are facing numerous firearms and robbery related charges. They were all held for a bail hearing.

This investigation continues and investigators ask anyone with new information to contact members of the Major Crime Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355.

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