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Teens Charged in Winnipeg Gas Bar, Store Robberies

March 3, 2015 10:45 AM | News

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police have arrested a 17-year-old boy they say is responsible for numerous armed robberies between February 5 and March 2.

The teen allegedly robbed gas bars, convenience stores and restaurants of cash and cigarettes at 10 separate locations across the city.

On Monday, police responded to a gas bar in the first 100 block of Alpine Street at 3 p.m., where an armed suspect confronted a clerk while two accomplices waited outside. The trio made off with cash and cigarettes.

The three were arrested at a nearby restaurant on Goulet Street at around 6:35 p.m.

The teen faces 10 counts of robbery and disguise with intent, as well as 10 counts of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, 20 counts of failing to comply with a disposition and failing to comply with the condition of an undertaking.

A 16-year-old boy and second 17-year-old boy have also been charged with robbery.

Police have also charged a 44-year-old man in connection to one of the robberies in a February 12 incident.

— Staff