Police charge 14-year-old boy after fake gun robbery in Brampton

Published May 19, 2023 at 3:15 pm

Police have charged a 14-year-old Brampton boy after allegedly holding up a marketplace with a fake gun yesterday (May 18).

Peel Regional Police say two suspects entered a retail marketplace near Bramalea Road and Clark Boulevard in the City of Brampton, and one of them had a handgun.

The suspects demanded money and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, and police say no employees were physically injured in the hold-up.

Investigators tracked one of the suspects to the Kings Cross Rd. area in Brampton, but police say the male suspect took off on foot.

A 14-year-old male from Brampton was arrested a short while later and charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Use Imitation Firearm
  • Disguise with Intent

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act prohibits police from releasing any details about the accused.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3410. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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