14-year-old charged after other teens threatened with knife during Burlington attempted robberies
Published September 30, 2022 at 10:16 am
A 14-year-old Burlington teen is facing charges after a pair of incidents earlier this week.
According to Halton Regional Police, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, around 4:45 p.m., a 15-year-old male was with a friend on foot near the intersection of Upper Middle Rd. and Brant St.
They were approached by another male teen, who brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s hoodie. The victim did not give the hoodie up, and instead proceeded to a nearby Tim Hortons, police say.
While inside the coffee shop, the knife-wielding teen approached the victim again, put the weapon to his throat and demanded the hoodie a second time.
The culprit then fled the scene as there were several witnesses. A minor injury was sustained by victim.
Earlier in the day, a 13-year-old male was threatened with a knife and assaulted in the same area.
Police believe the same teen was responsible for both attacks.
A suspect was arrested late Tuesday night.
A 14-year-old youth from Burlington has been charged with two counts of robbery, assault, uttering threats and possession of a dangerous weapon.
He was released on an undertaking.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising