Established in 1958 in response to a rash of violent bank robberies, the Hold Up Squad, now SCI – Hold Up, is responsible for conducting investigations into the following offences:
- Robberies occurring at retail business establishments
- Robberies occurring at financial institutions
- Robberies involving armoured truck personnel
- Home invasion robberies
Within the policing community, the term “Hold Up Squad” has become synonymous with the Toronto Police Service. Responsible for identifying and apprehending violent and often armed criminals, members of the Hold Up Squad have earned a reputation for tenacity and determination in their efforts to bring violent criminals to justice. Members of SCI – Hold Up respond to robbery scenes and commence investigations on a 24/7 basis.
Hold Up News
An investigation targeting carjacking and pharmacy robbers has resulted in six arrests and the recovery of over $980,000 in stolen property. Project Repeater was conducted over five months to identify the perpetrators of the crimes and those behind the scene orchestrating the criminal activities. Between August 21, 2022 and March...
Toronto Police have made 10 arrests in a string of armed robberies targeting pharmacies between December 2022 and February 2023. The investigation involved 26 robberies in the 10-week period. Of the 10 arrests, six were young people under the age of 18 and two were 14 years old. They face...
Toronto Police investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating people wanted for their roles in some violent robberies last year. On July 29, just before 8 p.m., three suspects wearing masks entered a hair salon in the Kennedy Rd. and McNicol Ave. area where there were about 15 people...
Hold Up investigators updated the media on a series of arrests and people wanted in connection with an increased level of carjackings across the city. “As you know, in Toronto, we continue to experience a concerning increase in carjackings. These robberies are not only happening in our city, but across...
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