2 charged after armed robbery at Toronto Hindu temple

Two people have been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Hindu temple in Scarborough, and a third suspect is still at large.

Police said the man and woman targeted the temple, near Kennedy Road and McNicoll Avenue, around 9 p.m. last Sunday.

The woman allegedly pointed a gun at a worshipper and tried to restrain him with zip ties and duct tape. The other suspect, who was also armed, rounded up more victims, but one escaped and called 911.

Both suspects fled before police arrived.

Detectives said the pair had robbed a cellphone store near Sheppard and Bayview last November, and the man had broken in to the same temple on Jan. 7.

Jermaine Copeland, 28, and Kaitlynn Dutton, 19, have been charged with 28 offences, including forcible confinement, assault, and possession of counterfeit money.

Police are looking for another man known as Kumar, who is associated with Copeland and Dutton. They’ve released a security video still of a light-coloured, older-model minivan they believe belongs to him (see above). It was seen leaving the temple on the night of the robbery.

Source: City News