Youth charged in west end thefts
November 21, 2012
A 16-year-old has been charged in relation to two thefts on Nov. 20.
The first incident was the attempted theft of a coat on Malvern Drive. The suspect produced a knife and demanded that the victim hand over his coat. Witnesses intervened and the suspect fled without the coat. There were no injuries.
Later that afternoon a teenager at Burnett Park off of Conway Street was approached by the same suspect demanding he hand over his cell phone. The victim was assaulted and was treated at CHEO for minor injuries.
Police said they located the suspect in the vicinity of the park shortly after the incident. He resisted arrested and assaulted the officer before being taken into custody – after which he damaged the police vehicle and threatened the officer. The suspect is being charged with
* Two counts of robbery
* Possession of a dangerous weapon
* Two counts of uttering threats
* Assault with intent to resists arrest
* Assault Police
* Causing a disturbance
* Mischief under $5,000
The suspect was to appear in court on Nov. 22.
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