2 teens charged in gas station robbery

Two male teenagers from Aurora have been charged following a gas station robbery in which a suspect brandished a knife and threatened the employee, who had initially refused to hand over cash.

The suspect entered the gas station near Yonge and Edward Streets in Aurora on Friday, Aug. 24 at about 6:30 a.m. and made off with a quantity of cash, York Regional Police (YRP) report. The employee wasn’t physically injured during the incident.

Frontline officers, the canine unit, emergency response unit and YRP helicopter Air2 searched the area for the suspect. Upon further investigation, police learned two suspects were involved in the robbery and fled in a vehicle. The teens were arrested shortly before noon at a nearby restaurant in the area of Yonge Street and Allaura Boulevard without incident.

A 17-year-old was charged with robbery, possession of a weapon and three counts of failure to comply with probation. A 14-year-old was charged with robbery, possession of a weapon and disguise with intent. Anyone with information is asked to contact the YRP Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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