Scarborough Thief

This is just scary.

A gun robbery is, sad to say, common in Scarborough, but the other news story is, well, news to me.

I have lived in Scarborough for a while now and this is the first time I’ve heard of anyone kidnapping a 14 yr old kid, driving them to an ATM, and forcing them to withdraw money with the purpose of stealing it.

How did the thief know that the kid had an ATM card? Was it even worth it? How much money can a 14 yr old have? A kid walking alone at night is not the best target. That thief smells of desperation.

3 Comments so far

  1. Rachel (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

    I hate when people make sweeping statements like “gun robbery is, sad to say, common in Scarborough”. Totally wrong and way to go reinforcing that Scarborough is bad/ghetto/dangerous etc. It isn’t.


  2. arv (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 5:10 pm

    It’s common in Scarborough, especially in my part of it. B&Es too. If it’s not common in your part of Scarborough, then you’re lucky.

    It’s not just robberies either. http://www3.thestar.com/static/googlemaps/starmaps.html?xml=homicides2006.xml

    What people don’t realize is Scarborough is HUGE. It extends from the lake all the way to Markham, so there’s a whole lot of flavour and people.

    Every time I take a drive from the Bluffs to Markham, I’m still awed by the majesty of all the different neighbourhoods I pass. Some are very dirty, some are very clean, all of it is Scarborough.

    I was there when someone shot up Kennedy Station. I was there when someone brought a Machete to elementary school. I was there when someone brought a gun to high school. Not once, but twice. In different schools.

    Scarborough is bad, is ghetto, is dangerous. And it isn’t. Like any big city, it’s got it’s dark and bright spots. Its got its problems. I choose to bring attention to them. People have to know.


  3. Rachel (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

    Yeah well I expect you to have some positive posts about Scarborough too then, not just the bad.



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