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Teenager arrested for winter robbery

Police have arrested a 19-year-old male in connection with a gun-point robbery that occurred this winter.

On Feb. 2, at approximately 3:20 p.m., officers were called to a robbery near a residence on Simcoe  Street North and Windfields Farm Drive West in Oshawa.

According to police, the male victim was with a female friend when they were approached by two armed suspects.

The suspects allegedly made a demand for the male’s designer bag and cellphone. The suspects fired a shot at one of the victims from what is believed to be an imitation firearm. The suspects got into a vehicle and drove away.

A 19-year-old man of Highway 7A in Bethany, has been charged with robbery with a firearm, use firearm in commission of offence, pointing a firearm, possession of weapons dangerous and carrying a concealed weapon.

He was released on a promise to appear.

Police are continuing to look for the outstanding second suspect, who is described as a black male, clean shaven, 18 to 24 years of age, 5’9″ to 6′ tall and had short black hair.

He was wearing a grey-hooded sweater.

Anyone with information of assistance to investigators is asked to contact D/Cst Reeves at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1835.

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