July 10, 2008

Toronto Transit Commission Special Constables, yesterday, arrested a woman at Yonge-Bloor Station after an alleged incident on Sunday, July 6.

It is alleged that a female attempted to rob an elderly woman of her purse on a subway train as it entered Queen Station. A male customer witnessed the robbery attempt and took a picture of the suspect with his cell phone. The suspect became angry with the male patron. Meanwhile, the elderly customer exited the train at Queen Station. As the train proceeded and entered Bloor Station, the suspect produced a knife and slashed the male customer, then fled the train. The male received minor injuries.

TTC Special Constables and Toronto Police attended the scene, but the suspect had fled the station. TTC Special Constables downloaded CCTV images and began an investigation, including the circulation of the suspect's image. On July 9, Special Constables on routine patrol recognized the suspect based on the circulated bulletin and made an arrest at Yonge-Bloor Station. The suspect was transported to 53 Division where Toronto Police laid several charges.

Lisa Heughan, aged 38, is charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon, and uttering death. She was to appear at College Park court this morning for a show cause hearing.

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