Car crash victims robbed as they waited for help
A Toronto police cruiser is pictured in this file photo. (CP24/Tom Stefanac)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:20PM EDT
TORONTO -- Police in Toronto are investigating a pair of robberies from people after they were injured in collisions.
Investigators say a man was robbed on Wednesday after being struck by a car in Toronto's east end, in the Lawrence and Birchmount area.
Witnesses say that as the victim lay bleeding on the street waiting for paramedics, a woman walked by and stole the rolls of coins he had been carrying.
Last Saturday, a cyclist was struck by a car at Oxford Street and Spadina Avenue and police say a man grabbed her bag and rummaged through it while she was semi-conscious.
Police say the man then took the victim's cellphone and fled the area.
A 36-year-old man is facing a theft charge in Saturday's incident.