One teen is in custody and the Durham Regional Police are on the hunt for three more following a pair of street-level robberies.
According to police, on Feb. 22 around 7 p.m., a 14-year-old male was walking alone in the parking lot outside the Oshawa Centre when two men approached him, one of who was carrying a knife. The suspects made a demand for his property, but eventually fled on foot without taking anything.
About an hour later, an 18-year-old was approached by one of the suspects who offered him drugs. The victim followed the suspect to the parking lot when a white van approached them. Two suspects armed with knives jumped out and stole the victim’s cell phone, wallet and jacket before driving off.
To date, a 16-year-old male from Clarington has been arrested and charged with two counts of robbery and possessing a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence.
Investigators continue to look for three other suspects; one is described as male, black, 15 to 17-years-old, medium build, wearing a red hooded sweater, a black Air Jordan jacket with yellow stripes down the sleeves, grey pants and beige boots.
The other two suspects are described as black males in their teens.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a white Toyota Sienna.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. MacKinnon of Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2783.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.