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Orillia OPP Arrest Three Teens For Robbery

Orillia | by Bayshore News Staff  

Police say a teen boy was mugged near his West Street North home last night.

Three teens have been arrested in Orillia.

Police say a teen boy was walking near his home on West Street North last night, when he was confronted by three males, wearing balaclavas, who emerged from a vehicle.

Police say the teen was robbed at knifepoint of personal items and received minor injuries.

However, the victim was able to take note of the license plate of the vehicle as it sped away and police located the suspect vehicle a short time later.

Three young persons, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), were arrested and police seized an imitation handgun, three knives, five balaclavas and a quantity of cannabis as a result of the investigation.

The three young persons are charged with the following offences:

  • Robbery with a Weapon, contrary to Section 344(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon at Unauthorized Place, contrary to Section 93(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Disguise with Intent, contrary to Section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Imitation Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, contrary to Section 88 of the Criminal Code
  • Imitation Firearm - Use While Committing Offence, contrary to Section 85(2)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000, contrary to Section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Distribute Illicit Cannabis, contrary to Section 9(1)(a)(iv) of the Cannabis Act
  • Possession for the Purpose of Distributing, contrary to Section 9(2) of the Cannabis Act

All three young persons were released on Form 10 Undertakings to appear on June 10, 2020 at the Ontario Youth Court of Justice, Orillia.

The Orillia OPP is committed to public safety and crime prevention. If you have any information about crime in our community please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). 

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