Victims of Scarborough robbery were slashed and stabbed

A man and woman, both from Toronto, are each facing multiple charges following a series of violent home burglaries in Scarborough.

The incidents all occurred on Friday, May 27, at approximately 2:30 a.m., in the Cliffcrest area near Kingston and McCowan Roads.

According to Toronto police, the suspects went to a living unit and broke down the door.

The male suspect then allegedly pulled out a knife and asked the occupier to give him some money. He allegedly slashed a male resident when he refused to comply.

The two suspects then fled to the nearby unit, police said.

This time they reportedly knocked on the door and forced their way inside.

Police said the suspect again demanded money and threatened the victim with a knife. A struggle ensued, during which the victim suffered cuts to his arm.

Police said that in the end money was provided to the suspects, who fled to a third unit.

They then struck and forced their way into a third unit, police said.

Once again the suspect pulled out a knife and demanded money. When the victim refused, the suspect allegedly stabbed him in the chest

The two suspects then fled.

Officers from 43 Division rushed to the scene and located and arrested 29-year-old Derek Prempeh and 38-year-old Tonya Hambly.

The defendants each face three counts of robbery with a weapon and assault with a weapon, while Prempeh faces three additional counts of non-compliance.

They both appeared in court on May 27.

Anyone with information can contact police at 416-808-7350, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.222tips.com.

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