Windsor Police have two men in custody after they went on a robbery spree in the east end.
On Wednesday at around 9:45pm, a 19 year old man was standing at a bus stop in front of Tecumseh Mall when he was confronted by two males who were riding bicycles.
The males accused the victim of making comments about one of the males, and then ordered the victim to empty his pockets. The two males took the victim’s iPod.
At 10:10pm a second victim, a 21 year old man, was walking in the area of Rivard Avenue and Rose Street. He was about to make a phone call on his cell phone when two males rode by on bicycles and grabbed the victim’s phone. One of the males was holding a folding knife in his hand.
The two male suspects were unknown to both victims.
Then, this morning at 3:08am Windsor Police officers were on patrol in the area of the 6700 block of Charlie Brooks Road when they noticed a white Dodge Spirit stopped in a parking lot with its exterior lights turned on. A male was sitting in the drivers’ seat and a second male was walking east away from the vehicle.
When the officers approached the area to investigate the vehicle as possibly stolen, the two suspects had already fled the area. The officers observed damage to the vehicle that indicated it had been stolen. After checking the area the officers located the two male suspects attempting to leave the area in the rear seat of a cab.
When the officers ordered the two males out of the cab one of them threw down a cell phone and ran.
After a short foot pursuit officers caught the male: both suspects were arrested. The males matched the description of the suspects in the previous two robberies and were found in possession of three cell phones and an iPod. Investigation revealed that one of the phones and the iPod were the items that were stolen in the robberies earlier in the night.
A 17 year old and a 19 year old male, both from Windsor, are facing the following charges of:
- Two counts of Robbery
- Theft under $5000
- Three counts of Possession of Stolen Property
- Possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence