Armed teens leave vehicle after attempted carjacking because they couldn’t drive stick

Dec 6 2019, 7:06 am

Two teens have been charged following an armed robbery investigation.

According to Toronto Police, on Thursday, November 28, at 3 am, a 22-year-old man parked his car at a secure parking lot on the York University campus near The Chimneystack Road.

The man got out of his car and was followed by two waiting suspects.

Police say as the victim neared one of the university buildings, he was ambushed from behind and put into a headlock, and a handgun was pressed into his stomach.

The suspects allegedly made a demand for property, and the victim handed over his phone, car keys, cash and other belongings before they attempted to steal his car.

Police say the teenaged suspects could not operate a manual vehicle, so they stole items from inside the car before fleeing on foot.

Following investigation, officers executed a search warrant in the Jane Street and Finch Avenue West area.

They say a semi-automatic pistol was recovered.

A 15-year-old boy and 17-year-old boy were arrested and now face several charges including robbery with firearm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3104, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online,  or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637)