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  Suspect Arrested after Convenience Store Robbery in Whitby

Oct 11, 2017 11:29 ET

A 16-year-old male is facing robbery charges after two separate incidents at a convenience store in Whitby.

On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at approximately 7:30 p.m, the suspect entered the Whitby Convenience Store on Dundas Street, selected a set of headphones and fled the store without paying for the items. On Friday, October 6, 2017 at approximately 7:45 a.m. the same suspect returned and made a demand for cigarettes, he was refused service; the suspect left the store and returned a short time later, at which time he assaulted the victim and took the cigarettes. The suspect left the store and once again returned and threatened the victim using a skateboard, he smashed open the cash register and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

Police charged a 16-year-old male from Oshawa with: Theft Under $5000; Robbery with Violence and Weapons Dangerous. He was held for a bail hearing.

Any member of the public who may have witnessed these incidents and has not already spoken to police is requested to contact Det. Derusha of the Major Crime Robbery Unit at 905-579-1520 ext. 5355.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.