84 charges against teens in relation to Mississauga, Brampton armed pharmacy robberies


Published February 21, 2023 at 5:06 pm

The Peel police have charged two teenagers in connection to a string of 14 armed pharmacy robberies that took place in Mississauga and Brampton within a two-month span.

The names of the accused, who are a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy from Toronto, cannot be released under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). Both made recent appearances in a Brampton court. They are also facing separate charges in connection with the Project Mayhem investigation in Toronto.

“It is alleged that between December 2022 and January 2023, the suspects committed fourteen armed robberies in Peel Region, with six occurring in Brampton and eight in Mississauga,” Peel Regional Police said on Tuesday (Feb. 21).

“This is an ongoing investigation, and investigators anticipate they may lay further charges,” the police added.

The two youths face 84 criminal charges, including robbery, wearing a disguise with intent to commit a crime, and breaching a court order. Both youths were on a form of conditional release for previous alleged robbery-related offences.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau (905-453-2121 ext. 3410). Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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