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Teen charged after bike path robbery

The Durham Regional Police have arrested a 13-year-old Oshawa male in connection to a robbery on a city bike path.

On the evening of Sept. 7, a male and female were walking on a bike path in the area of Bloor Street and Simcoe Street when they passed a group of seven teens. The group surrounded the victims and demanded they hand over personal property. Several of the youth showed the victims that they had weapons, including a knife, hammer and brass knuckles. One of the male suspects punched the male victim several times. A female suspect pushed the female victim several times. The victims remained calm during the incident and did not turn over their property.

The suspects fled on foot when another male started walking towards them. No one was physically injured.

The 13-year-old from Oshawa is charged with robbery with an offensive weapon and possessing a weapon for committing an offence in connection with this incident. Additionally, he faces similar charges in connection with the robbery of two people on Aug. 20 at Chopin Park and the robbery of a 10-year-old boy who was also assaulted on Sept. 7 on Oxford Street. He was held for a bail hearing.

Investigators want to speak to anyone with information in identifying the outstanding suspects.

Anyone with further information with regards to this investigation can contact D/Cst. MacKinnon of the Central East Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2783.