Two teens charged with robbery after hold-up with a fake gun in Brampton

Published April 25, 2023 at 2:37 pm

Peel Regional Polcie say this BB gun was seized during a robbery investigation in April, 2023.

Two 17-year-olds from Brampton are facing robbery charges after police say a teen was robbed in a violent hold-up with a fake gun last month.

Peel Regional Police say that a 17-year-old from Brampton was in the area of Main St. and Gillingham Dr. on the evening of March 12 when they were held up at gunpoint.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident but police say that they were robbed of personal property.

Police say they identified a 17-year-old female suspect shortly after the hold-up and charged the youth with one count of robbery. She was released to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on a future date, police said.

Then on Monday, police say officers searched a home in the area of Wanless Dr. and Mclaughlin Rd. in Brampton where they found a BB gun replica firearm. The bb was seized and police arrested a 17-year-old male from Brampton with one count each of Robbery; Imitation Firearm – Use While Committing Offence; and Disguise with Intent.

The accused cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which protects the identities of the young persons charged in criminal investigations.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Peel Regional Police at 905-453-2121. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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