Welcome to the Toronto Police Service's Hold-up Internet Web Page. We are responsible for the investigation of all financial institution and retail business robberies that are committed in Toronto. Established in 1958, we are also responsible for the investigation of all armoured vehicle robberies, home invasion robberies involving firearms or offensive weapons, and other robbery occurrences that are serial or violent in nature.

The majority of the Detective Sergeants, Detectives, Detective Constables, and support staff that are assigned to the Hold Up Squad are assigned to our two main sections of Financial Institution Robbery Investigations and Retail Business Robbery Investigations. We support and communicate with all other police units, and there are Hold Up Squad investigators specifically assigned to these roles for each and every Division in the city.

Our goal is to achieve even higher standards in relation to robbery apprehension, robbery suppression, and robbery deterrence.

We are interested in hearing your suggestions as to how we may deter or prevent robbery occurrences. Please call 416-808-7350 with suggestions.

Anyone with information about a robbery or a robbery suspect can assist us in keeping Toronto safer by providing information by one of the following methods:

  • speak directly to one of your neighbourhood police officers
  • telephone the Hold Up Squad directly at 416-808-7350
  • contacting Crime Stoppers anonymously by:

With your assistance and by working together, we will keep Toronto the best and safest place to be.