It seems like the summer of never-ending crime in Toronto this year and it seems that pattern is continuing. While there has been an influx of gun violence, Toronto Police have been busy.
Still, other crimes are still happening around the city, including an extortion investigation regarding a local business. Toronto Police need help to identify a man who has been threatening businesses in the city's Chinatown neighbourhood around Spadina Avenue and D'Arcy Street.
The man in the video can be seen scoping out the area and waiting until there are no other pedestrians nearby. He then takes a large rock and smashes the stores front door made of glass before tossing in a threatening note.
The man was blackmailing the business, threatening that if he did not receive a sum of money within a 24-hour window there would be consequences.
The incident occurred back in June and though it was caught on surveillance footage, the Toronto Police are still looking for the suspect. It was the third threat the business had received within a two week period.
Police are hoping that the identity of the suspect can be uncovered and to encourage any other businesses that are receiving similar threats to step forward. Toronto Police can be contacted at 416-808-5200 or leave a tip with Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).