CANADA: Man Shoots Fireworks At Petrol Station Worker As Accomplice Films Assault
By Sourced Externally
October 10, 2020
A man in Canada shot fireworks at a petrol station worker while his accomplice filmed the assault on his phone.
The video shows the men walk into the station in Mississauga and take selfies, before one of them moves towards the till and begins shooting fireworks at the employee, while the other man records the attack.
The victim suffered minor injuries from the assault, which took place at 12.33am on 4 July. Police are now appealing for help identifying the men.
A statement from Peel Regional Police reads: “Investigators from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in an Assault with a Weapon incident at a gas station in the City of Mississauga.
“On Saturday, July 4, 2020, at approximately 12.33am, the victim was at his place of work located at Eglinton Ave, East and Tomken Road in the City of Mississauga.
“The victim was working at the cash register when the two male suspects entered the store of the gas station.
“The suspects proceeded to the back of the store where they ignited a roman candle (firework).
“Suspect #1 then ran towards the victim and began to aim the firework at the victim while Suspect #2 filmed the entire event on a cellular phone.
“The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.
“Investigators are appealing for the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects.”
Anyone who recognises the men or who saw the footage on social media should contact the police by calling investigators at the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, extension 1233.
Alternatively, information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then the tip.