16 year old male arrested for robbery with knife in Burlington

Published September 7, 2020 at 8:30 pm

A 16 year old male is facing charges following a recent armed robbery in Burlington.

A 16 year old male is facing charges following a recent armed robbery in Burlington.

Around 6:10 a.m. on Sunday, September 6, police say a lone male entered the Esso Gas Station on Plains Road and jumped over the counter with a knife in his hand.

“The lone male lunged towards the store clerk, causing the victim to put his hands up in order to defend himself. As a result of this altercation, the victim’s hand was cut by the knife,” said police.

The victim ran into the main store area to get away from the male, and the male allegedly grabbed approximately $550 in cash from the till before fleeing the Esso on foot.

The victim, who immediately contacted 911, suffered a large cut to one finger and had the tip of another finger cut off.

He was transported by ambulance to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, where he received a number of stitches and has since been released.

Police investigation determined that the suspect attended the Esso Gas Station around 6:00 a.m. on September 5 and allegedly attempted to break in through the back door.

“The male was confronted by the victim at that time and fled the scene,” said police. “As a result, police identified a 16 year old male responsible for the robbery.”

On Monday, September 7, officers located the male outside his Burlington residence.

Police executed a search warrant at the residence, reportedly locating and seizing a knife, cell phone, clothing, and recovered cash.

The male, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, disguise with intent, and attempt break and enter.

He was held for bail and will appear in Milton Court on Tuesday, September 8.

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