Two 17-year-olds face 11 charges in east-end robbery investigation
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:45PM EST
TORONTO -- Two 17-year-olds are facing a total of 11 charges after Toronto police seized a handgun in connection with a robbery investigation.
Police allege the teens went into a store (in the Eglinton Avenue East/Brimley Road area) in the city's east end, and that one of them pointed a handgun at the store clerk.
Police say the clerk managed to wrestle the handgun away but during the struggle, a round was fired and the two teens fled the store.
Two suspects were arrested a short distance away and the store clerk was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
One of the teens faces five charges including robbery, wearing a disguise and possessing a dangerous weapon, and the other faces six charges including using an imitation firearm to commit an offence and possessing a dangerous weapon.
Their names cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.