Smash-and-grab robberies at Prada store, motorcycle shop

Smash-and-grab robberies at Prada store, motorcycle shop

Police in Toronto and Peel Region are investigating two more smash-and-grab robberies after a high-end fashion store and a motorcycle shop were targeted early Wednesday morning.

It is not known if there is a connection between the break-ins or a similar incident at an Etobicoke mall Tuesday morning.

In Toronto, at least one thief used an object to smash glass doors at a Prada store on Bloor Street West in Yorkville. It is not known what, if anything, was taken, but two designer purses were on the ground amid a layer of shattered glass.

Police are looking for a white BMW in that case.

In Mississauga, thieves used a white Mercedes-Benz car to ram the glass doors and windows of Riders Choice, a motorcycle gear shop at Dixie Road and Queensway East, CP24’s Cam Woolley reported.

An in-store surveillance camera recorded the suspects as they loaded the car with merchandise and drove off shortly after midnight.

Peel Regional Police spokesman Sgt. Matt Small said a “large quantity” of motorcycle gear was taken, and the store sustained about $10,000 in damage.

About 24 hours earlier, thieves crashed a stolen Ford pickup truck through the front entrance of a Sporting Life store at Sherway Gardens.

The suspects loaded the truck with merchandise, including expensive Canada Goose jackets, but the truck wouldn’t budge, so they ditched it and fled in a waiting vehicle.

With files from CP24 reporter Cam Woolley