An online ad for female companionship in the Bathurst Street and Finch Avenue West area of Toronto was the alleged means for three people to find robbery victims.
Two men and a woman have been arrested in Toronto after allegedly robbing two men at a North York apartment complex, police say.
The trio is alleged to have used an ad for female companionship on the Internet to lure the victims to an apartment in Toronto in order to rob them.
It is alleged that in two separate cases the victims were approached at the apartment complex by two men identifying themselves as police officers. In both cases the victims were handcuffed and then robbed of their cash.
Stanislav Yusim, 37, of Toronto, Tomas Biberberg, 32, of Thornhill, and Vivien Godo, 27, have been arrested for two counts of conspiracy to commit indictable offense and two counts of robbery. Yusim and Biberberg were also charged with impersonating a peace officer, attempting forcible confinement, failure to comply recognizance and failure to comply undertaking given to officer in charge.
Police believe that there are other victims.
Toronto Police would like to remind the public that when approached by officers not wearing a uniform, they should request photo identification and a badge to be shown.