Two Toronto teens charged in Brampton pharmacy holdup

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Published March 11, 2022 at 1:40 pm

Good Samaritans helped foil an attempted Brampton pharmacy robbery by a pair of Toronto teens with a fake pistol.

Around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday (March 10), Peel Regional Police say two suspects entered a pharmacy in the area of Bovaird Drive and Bramalea Road in Brampton.

The suspects allegedly had their faces covered while demanding prescription drugs and cash while one of the suspects brandished a firearm.

Police say that while suspects started to collect prescription drugs, a struggle ensued with a 41-year-old male.

Bystanders jumped into action the two suspects were contained with the assistance of other witnesses and held until police arrived.

Neither the victim or witnesses were injured in the tussel, and police say the suspects did not get away with any property.

Police said the suspects arrived at the pharmacy in a stolen vehicle which has been seized, and the weapon turned out to be an imitation firearm.

Both youths are 14-year-old males from Toronto, and they are charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Wear Disguise with Intent
  • Use imitation Firearm While Committing an Offence
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

The Youth Criminal Justice Act prohibits police from releasing the names of the charged youths. The accused were held pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Friday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Peel Regional Police at (905)453-2121 ext. 3410. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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