Region of Peel – Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau have issued a warrant for a 19-year-old Mississauga man involved in several robberies including a carjacking incident involving an 8-year-old girl in the City of Mississauga.
On Friday, July 24, 2020, at approximately 6:45 p.m., a pharmacy located in the area of Credit Woodlands and McBride Ave in the City of Mississauga was robbed by two suspects. No weapons were seen, and there were no injuries. They fled the area in a white Nissan Altima.
These suspects are also wanted for a series of violent armed robberies including:
Bank of Montreal in Mississauga on July 16, 2020
Scotiabank in Barrie on July 17, 2020
Scotiabank in Kitchener on July 22, 2020
Rexall Pharmacy in Toronto on July 22, 2020
Shoppers Drug Mart in Mississauga on July 22, 2020
The white Nissan Altima was used as a getaway vehicle in all the robberies.
On Friday, July 24, 2020, the suspect vehicle was located by investigators in the area of Burnhamthorpe Road and Confederation Parkway with another suspect vehicle in the underground parking garage of an apartment building. In total, there were four suspects in two vehicles. Tactical and Rescue Unit officers attempted to stop both of these vehicles, and the suspects attempted to flee. During this interaction, one of the suspects, later identified as Ridwan Dalmar, fired one round from a firearm in his possession. One of the involved vehicles was driven at officers who then returned fire to prevent them from being seriously injured or killed. The two suspect vehicles were disabled, and two occupants were arrested. Ridwan Dalmar, a 20-year-old man from Toronto and Zakariya Dalmar, a 23-year-old man from Waterloo.
Two other suspects, responsible for the earlier pharmacy robbery, managed to flee on foot. While fleeing on foot, one of these suspects approached a pickup truck that was occupied by a family with children. The suspect entered the rear of the vehicle and ordered the family to drive. In fear, the family all attempted to flee from the car. Before they were all able to escape, the suspect entered the driver’s seat and fled the area with an 8-year-old child. She was located a short time later, uninjured on a side street. The pickup truck was later recovered unoccupied.
An examination at the scene revealed a loaded handgun in one of the vehicles with an extended magazine holding 31 rounds of ammunition. The stolen property from the pharmacy was recovered.
Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau worked in conjunction with investigators from Barrie, Waterloo, York and Toronto Police to identify one of the two outstanding suspects as Trestin Cassanova-Alman, a 19-year-old man from Mississauga. A warrant has been issued for his arrest for the following charges:
Disguise with Intent x 6
Dangerous Driving x 2
Possession of Stolen Property
Trestin Cassanova-Alman is described as male, black, 5’8”, 160 lbs.
“We are continuing to work in collaboration with our policing partners to locate the outstanding suspects responsible for these offences. Both parties pose a clear risk to the community who show absolutely no consideration for the impact of their crimes on their victims. This type of dangerous crime spree is unacceptable and needs to come to an end before anyone else is injured or traumatized. Trestin Cassanova-Alman has been identified and should contact counsel and turn himself in.” said Deputy Milinovich.
“The Peel Regional Police are committed to protecting our community. The incidents the suspects are responsible for represent very violent and dangerous crimes which include the use of firearms. They could have very easily ended in loss of innocent life. We will not accept this and will continue pursue these suspects and any others in an effort to prevent tragedy and protect community safety.” said Chief Duraiappah.
This investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information on the whereabouts of Trestin Cassanova- Alman is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410 . Trestin Cassonova- Alman is encouraged to contact legal representation and make arrangements to turn themselves in to police.
The outstanding unknown suspect from the robbery is described as: male, black, 6’2”, 160 lbs, black pants, zip-up jacket with purple hood and shoulders and black lower part and black sleeves, blue medical mask, and black gloves.
To see photos of Trestin Cassanova-Alman and the outstanding suspect, please visit our website.
Investigators continue to ask anyone with cellphone, dash cam video, other video footage or anyone with information to contact them at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.