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3 teens, adult charged after Pokémon card stolen in Vaughan

Victim was robbed of 'highly valued' card he was attempting to sell on Saturday, one suspect brandished a knife, police say
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Three teens and an adult are facing charges after a Pokémon card was stolen Saturday in Vaughan.

Shortly after 10 p.m., police were called to a parking lot in the area of Jane Street and Rutherford Road, where someone had planned to sell a “highly valued Pokémon trading card,” York Regional Police said in a news release.

When the seller showed up, two suspects got out of a vehicle and approached him. When the victim pulled out the card, one of the suspects grabbed it and ran back to the vehicle, where two others were waiting. When the victim tried to give chase, one suspect brandished a knife. The victim made note of the licence plate before the suspects took off.

Police located the vehicle and followed it to Toronto, where an arrest was made in the area of Parliament and Richmond streets.

One of the accused was subject to an undertaking with conditions stemming from unrelated charges at the time. Another accused was bound by two probation orders, police said.

Haaron Farah, 20, of Toronto, has been charged with robbery/theft with violence or threats of violence, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and failure to comply with a release order.

A 16-year-old boy and two 17-year-old boys, all of Toronto, are facing charges, including robbery/theft with violence or threats of violence and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000. One of the 17-year-olds has also been charged with two counts of breach of probation.