2 teen boys arrested following multiple robberies in Toronto

Mar 4 2019, 5:22 pm

Two teen boys have been arrested and charged following a string of robberies that happened near a Scarborough intersection on Friday evening.

On Friday, March 1, around 6:30 pm, police received calls for four separate robberies in and around the area of Brimley Road and Progress Avenue, according to police.

Police say the victims were approached by two unknown male suspects on foot, and each encounter quickly turned violent as the male suspects either physically assaulted the victims or threatened them with a knife, while making demands for their property.

Once the suspects obtained the property, they would flee the area on foot and move on to the next victim.

Officers searched the area and, with the assistance of the public, were able to locate and arrest both suspects who were still in possession of the property they had stolen.

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Following the incident, a 16-year-old male is now facing six charges including:

1. Three counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
2. Robbery with Violence
3. Weapons Dangerous
4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00
5. Carrying Concealed Weapon
6. Five counts of Fail to Comply with Probation

A 15-year-old male was also arrested and is facing the following seven charges:

1. Three counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
2. Robbery with Violence
3. Weapons Dangerous
4. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00
5. Two counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance
6. Threatening Bodily Harm
7. Two counts of Disguise with Intent

The boys were scheduled to appear in court on Saturday, March 2. However, they cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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