This is what we are up against: 14 year old charged with 25 criminal offences

Crime 100By Staff

February 26th, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

This is what society is up against.

HRPS crestA 14 year old boy has been charged with the following offences related to a series of bank robberies.

On February 26, 2020, police executed a search warrant at a residence in Kitchener and arrested a 14 year old male from Toronto. He has been charged with the following (25) offences:

-Robbery with Firearm x 3
-Robbery x 1
-Disguise with Intent x 4
-Fail to Comply with Youth Sentence Order x 4
-Fail to Comply with Release Order x 3
-Fail to Comply with Probation Order X 2
-Point Firearm x 3
-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 x 2
-Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 x 1
-Utter Threats x 2
The robbery charges stem from the following robberies:
December 28, 2019 – Private residence in Halton Hills
December 30, 2019 – Bank of Montreal (Maple Avenue, Milton)
January 7, 2020 – Scotiabank (3rd Line, Oakville)
January 28, 2020 – Royal Bank (Guelph Street, Georgetown)

The accused has been remanded in custody until February 27, 2020.

Emma Cassidy (21) of Kitchener, was also arrested during the search warrant. She has been charged with:

-Uttering Forged Document

Cassidy was released on an undertaking.

These arrests have been made after an investigation into a series of armed robberies throughout the Greater Toronto Area. GTA Police agencies analyzed the incidents and noted an increase in armed robberies beginning in October of 2019. The robberies typically involved at least two armed suspects entering banks and retail locations and demanding cash, with a noted increase in violence by the culprits.

The investigation into bank robberies in Halton and the GTA is ongoing. Police would ask residents in the community remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity in the area of local banks or retail outlets. If residents witness a crime in progress, they are asked to call 911.

Crime stoppers logoAny tips or questions on this task force can be directed to Detective Sergeant Ellie Bale, Case Manager, Regional Robbery Task Force at 905-825-4747 ext. 2415.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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