Juveniles from Mississauga and Brampton charged after knives and screwdrivers used to rob stores

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Published May 6, 2021 at 1:21 pm

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An underage pair from Mississauga and Brampton were part of a gang that used knives and screwdrivers to rob cellphone stores.

Police in Durham Region say the stores were robbed within 30 minutes of each other in the afternoon of March 31 with the first occurring in  Ajax and the second in Bowmanville.

In each case five people armed with knives and screwdrivers entered the stores and took cellphones and cash before taking off in an SUV.

On May 3 police raided homes in Mississauga and Brampton which resulted in the arrest of two people. During one of the raids a loaded handgun was found.

A 14-year-old male from Mississauga now faces 16 charges including possession of drugs, possession of a firearm with ammunition, dangerous operation of a vehicle, careless storage of a firearm, two counts of robbery, and wearing a disguise with intent to commit a crime.

As well, a 16-year-old male from Brampton has nine charges filed against him including two counts of robbery, wearing a disguise with intent to commit a crime, flight from police and dangerous operation of a vehicle.

Because of their age, neither of the suspects can be named.

Both have been held for bail hearings.

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