Two Oshawa males are facing several charges following several early morning muggings.
Shortly before 5 a.m. on Friday, April 1, police responded to a street-level robbery that had just occurred in the area of Charles and King streets. According to police, a male who claimed to have a gun approached the victim. When the armed male brought the victim behind a plaza, another male suspect approached. They demanded the victim to lay on the ground and hand over his possessions, after which the suspects fled on foot.
While police were investigating this incident, two similar robberies were reported nearby. A K-9 unit responding to the area located two males matching the description of the suspects in the area of John and Simcoe streets. One of the males was in possession of two knives.
One of the K-9 handlers found stolen property in the yards of several of the residences nearby, as well as a replica handgun.
Two 20-year-old Oshawa males – one from Nonquon Road and the other of Taunton Road East – have been charged with three counts each of robbery with a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of stolen property, disguise with intent and carrying a concealed weapon.
The male from Nonquon Road was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.