Botched pharmacy robbery in Richmond Hill leads to charges for two teens from Brampton


Published September 14, 2023 at 11:55 am

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Two teens from Brampton and a third from Toronto have been charged following a botched robbery and getaway in a stolen car in Richmond Hill.

York Regional Police say the hold-up happened around 10 a.m. on Monday (Sept. 11) at a pharmacy in the area of Elgin Mills Road East and Goode Street.

Police say three male suspects entered the store and demanded narcotics, but a time-delayed safe stopped them from making off with any drugs.

The suspects then made a getaway in a dark-coloured vehicle which police say had been reported stolen earlier out of Toronto. Investigators later located the vehicle and three males were arrested.

Police have charged Prince Brown, 18, and an unnamed 17-year-old, both of Brampton, and a 15-year-old from Toronto with multiple offences including robbery, disguise with intent and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Police say Brown was on a release order for similar offences in another jurisdiction at the time of his arrest, and the 15-year-old was already before the courts on five separate release orders, including for violent offences.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6630. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-tips or visiting

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