Second teen charged with armed convenience store robberies in Brampton

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Published May 13, 2023 at 5:44 pm

After completing a search warrant at a residence, Peel Regional Police have identified and charged a second teen in connection to a series of four armed convenience store robberies that happened last month in Brampton.

In the early hours of Mar. 16, it is alleged that over a 24-hour period, two suspects and another unidentified person attended four convenience stores in the Region of Peel and robbed them at gunpoint.

Officers say the suspects targeted currency, jewellery and other items (unmentioned) in these robberies.

On the same day (Mar. 16) at approximately 4:00 a.m., following an armed robbery at a convenience store in Brampton, police identified and charged a 15-year-old boy from Brampton with multiple offences including wearing a disguise and using an imitation firearm.

Fortunately none of the victims sustained physical injuries during the armed robberies.

On Thursday (May. 11) following a lengthy investigation, police executed a search warrant at a Brampton address in which they determined that another young person was also responsible for the convenience store robberies.

Upon investigation police say they recovered property related to the offences and the suspect was then arrested.

A 17-year-old boy from Brampton, has been charged with several offences including four counts of robbery, four counts of wearing a disguise with intent, and four counts of using an imitation fire arm.

The teen has appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton for a bail hearing.

The investigation is ongoing, and police anticipate that they may lay further charges.

According to the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) it is prohibited to release of the name of a young person, and, therefore, the identity of the young persons charged in this investigation is protected.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3410.

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