Oshawa teen charged in gunpoint cell phone robbery
Published September 21, 2022 at 3:31 pm
A teenager from Oshawa faces charges after another teen was robbed of his cell phone at gunpoint.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m. on September 17, a suspect approached a 16-year-old boy in Aurora near Bayview Ave and Pedersen Dr. One side of Bayview Ave. hosts suburban homes while the other features large shopping plazas.
The suspect pointed a gun at the teen and demanded his phone. The suspect’s friends intervened allowing the victim a chance to run. Once safely away, the victim called police.
When police responded they found a suspect in the area. They arrested a 16-year-old from Oshawa and found a replica handgun.
The Oshawa teen, whose identity is protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and breach of probation.
Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation can call York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies