Teen Arrested After Two Armed Robberies Near UWindsor Campus

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

Posted at 1:30pm

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A Windsor teen is facing charges after two robberies on the west end near the University of Windsor campus.

Police say that around 3:20pm on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, an adult male victim was in the area of Randolph Street and Wyandotte Street West when the teen brandished a firearm and robbed the victim of some property.

Police were called, and officers located the victim. No injuries were reported. A description of the suspect was obtained, and a search of the area was launched.

Minutes later, another call was received reporting that a second adult male victim had been robbed of some property by a male suspect again brandishing a firearm. The second robbery occurred in the area of Sunset Avenue and Wyandotte Street West.

Officers located the second victim. No injuries were reported. A description of the suspect was obtained, and officers believed that the same suspect was responsible for both robberies.

At approximately 3:40pm officers spotted a male matching the suspect description in the area of Huron Church Road and College Avenue. The suspect ran from police in a westerly direction.

Officers set up containment of the area.

At approximately 3:45pm officers located the suspect hiding in a ditch along the fence line of a field in the area of Felix Avenue and Edison Street.

The suspect was arrested without incident.

He was found to be in possession of the reported stolen property.

During a search of the area, officers located and seized what is believed to be the involved weapon. Examination of the weapon determined it to be a replica firearm.

The arrested suspect was identified as a 16-year-old male from Windsor. He is charged with two counts of robbery with weapon and two counts of possession of stolen property valued under $5000.

Since the accused is a young offender, he cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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