Brampton teens arrested after Waterloo pharmacy robbery and crash with a cop car

Published December 8, 2022 at 4:03 pm

Three Brampton teens are facing robbery and firearms charges after allegedly holding up a Waterloo pharmacy and crashing into a cop car.

Waterloo Regional Police say male suspects entered a pharmacy in the area of Woolwich St. and Falconridge Dr. in Waterloo around 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday (Dec. 8), and demanded cash and narcotics from staff.

One of the suspects led police on a foot chase before he was arrested, and a police dog helped track down a second suspect who was arrested a short distance away.

Police say a third suspect was waiting outside the business in a stolen vehicle and attempted to flee the area. The suspect reportedly crashed into an unmarked police vehicle while trying to make a getaway and was also arrested.

Investigators seized suspected cocaine and a loaded firearm from inside the vehicle, and three males from Brampton have been charged.

An 18-year-old male from Brampton has been charged with:

  • Robbery with theft
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of suspect cocaine
  • Failure to comply with judicial release (two counts)

A second 18-year-old male from Brampton has been charged with:

  • Robbery with theft
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of suspect cocaine
  • Dangerous operation

A Brampton youth was also charged with:

  • Robbery with theft
  • Disguise with intent
  • Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of suspect cocaine

Investigators have also linked these three individuals to a robbery incident that took place on Nov. 25 in Waterloo.

The three suspects were held for a bail hearing. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Police did not release the names of the two 18 year olds charged in this incident. Any suspects under 18 years of age cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.

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