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Toronto Police nab four alleged jewelry store robbers

By KJ Mullins     Oct 1, 2010 in Crime
Toronto - Four people have been arrested for a jewelry store robbery that took place in January in Toronto. A 5-carat diamond ring is still missing.
It is alleged that in early January 2010 the accused contacted a jewelry store owner on Queen Street West to buy a three-to-four-carat diamond engagement ring. The owner told the man that he had located a five-carat ring.
Constable Isabelle Cotton stated that "the man, with another man, attended the victim's jewelery business where the accused made arrangements to purchase the diamond ring for $200,000 and to buy a pair of diamond earrings for an additional $7,000."
On January 9 the accused and a third man went to the business. The victim was forced by gunpoint to the floor and then handcuffed. The accused allegedly stole the five‚ąícarat diamond ring and the diamond earrings before fleeing the store.
David Compagnoni, 41, has been charged with conspiracy to commit indictable offence, robbery while armed with a firearm, forcible confinement, using a firearm to commit indictable offence, fraud over and attempted fraud over.
Marco Cipollone, 34, of Toronto, has been charged with conspiracy to commit indictable offence, robbery while armed with a firearm, forcible confinement, using a firearm to commit indictable offence and fraud over.
Antonio Bandiera, 35, of Toronto, has been charged with conspiracy to commit indictable offence, robbery while armed with a firearm, forcible confinement, possession of property obtained in a crime, using a firearm to commit indictable offence, fraud over and attempted fraud over.
Andrew Gordon, 34, has been charged with conspiracy to commit indictable offence, robbery while armed with a firearm, forcible confinement and using a firearm to commit indictable offence.
Police are seeking the public's assistance locating the stolen ring.
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