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Robbery suspects flee after spectacular downtown crash: police

Last Updated May 19, 2018 at 11:26 pm EDT

Police are looking for two suspects after a woman allegedly stole merchandise from a Coach store in Yorkville and later caused a spectacular crash on Saturday morning.

According to police, the woman stole a bag from the Bloor Street West shop and fled in a car driven by a man.

Witnesses at the store say the woman claimed to have a gun and the incident lasted just a few minutes.

The suspects fled in a silver vehicle and were seen driving erratically by witnesses on Bloor. Soon after, around 11 a.m., they reportedly ran a red light at Jarvis and Wellesley streets and crashed into a white car.

The suspect vehicle flipped on its roof and the woman along with the man who was driving allegedly climbed out and ran away in different directions before police arrived.

The four occupants in the white car were uninjured.

Emergency Task Force officers were called in to search for the suspects.

The woman is described as young, Caucasian, 5-feet-six-inches tall with short hair and was last seen wearing all black clothing.

Police say the suspect could be facing a slew of charges including robbery with a firearm, dangerous driving and failure to remain at the scene.

WARNING: The video below contains graphic content.

A car is seen on its roof after a crash at Jarvis and Wellesley streets in Toronto on May 19, 2018. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint
A car is seen on its roof after a crash at Jarvis and Wellesley streets in Toronto on May 19, 2018. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint
A car is seen on its roof after a crash at Jarvis and Wellesley streets in Toronto on May 19, 2018. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint
A car is seen on its roof after a crash at Jarvis and Wellesley streets in Toronto on May 19, 2018. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint
Police investigate after a crash at Jarvis and Wellesley streets in Toronto on May 19, 2018. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint
Police investigate after a crash at Jarvis and Wellesley streets in Toronto on May 19, 2018. CITYNEWS/Sean Toussaint