Teen Arrested After String Of Robberies

Thursday May 30th, 2019

Posted at 1:56pm


A teenager has been arrested and charged for robbing the same convenience store twice in one week as well as a separate robbery.

Police say that around 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 28th, a male youth was approached by a male wearing a face mask, holding a knife and requesting money in the area of McKay Avenue and Pelletier Street.

The suspect fled the area, and there were no reported injuries.

At approximately 6pm, police were called to a robbery at a convenience store located in the 1500 block of Tecumseh Road West. The suspect description matched that of the suspect in the earlier robbery, including that the suspect was wearing a face mask.

A quantity of Canadian currency was taken during the robbery, and the suspect fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported.

During the investigation, it was learned that a robbery had also occurred at the same store on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, where a quantity of Canadian currency was taken.

All three robberies were believed to be related, and officers canvassed the area.

Through investigation, at approximately 7pm the suspect was located in the 1500 block of Curry Avenue and arrested without incident.

Judicial authorization to search a residence located in the 1500 block of Curry Avenue was applied for and granted. Items believed to be used during the robberies were located and seized during the search.

A 16-year-old male has been arrested and charged with three counts of robbery and three counts of use face mask during commission of offence.

Due to the fact the accused in this matter is a young offender, he cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.


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