14-year-old facing charges after attempted knifepoint robberies in Burnaby

Nov 21 2019, 10:18 am

Police say that a 14-year-old is facing charges after two alleged attempts of robbery in Burnaby.

According to a statement from the Burnaby RCMP, both incidents occurred on Tuesday evening within one hour. The first took place at 6 pm at Portland Street and Roslyn Avenue; the second took place at approximately 6:40 pm in the 6000 blocks of Rumble Street .

Police say that each incident involved “three young males” approaching a female who was walking alone.

One of the suspects would allegedly approach the female with a knife and demand her personal belongings. In both cases, the victims called for help and the suspects fled without receiving any of the victims’ belongings.

Shortly after hearing reports of the attempted robberies, Frontline officers with the Burnaby RCMP conducted patrols in the area and identified three individuals matching the victims’ descriptions.

The three suspects attempted to flee the area; however, one of them was located and arrested.

A 14-year-old male from Burnaby is now facing two charges of robbery with a weapon.

The Burnaby RCMP reminds the public to always be aware of their surroundings and personal safety, particularly at night.

“If you see anything suspicious, contact police and if you feel unsafe then get to a safe place or call for help immediately.”