Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Robbery Update. It was staged, police say.

Timmins Police say the Saturday night incident at the Mac’s Convenience store at Algonquin and Mountjoy was not a robbery after all. On Saturday night, police were told that a young woman entered the store with a knife and demanded cash and cigarettes and then fled in a vehicle.
After an extensive investigation, police say the incident was a "staged theft" involving three persons, including a store employee. As a result, police say two female youths and one male youth have been arrested and charged with several offences that include theft under $5000, committing public mischief, possession of stolen property, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, disguise with intent to commit an offence and breach of probation.
One of the female youths was held in custody pending the outcome of a bail hearing. The two other youths were released from police custody and will attend First Appearance Court on September 1, 2008.

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