Six teenagers are facing a combined 24 charges for two York Mills robberies committed within 35 minutes.
Police say the first incident occurred near York Mills Road and Bayview Avenue at 11:55 p.m. on May 20 when a man and five boys got out of a car and approached two men. The group of six had their faces covered and one pulled out a gun, but when the two men did not comply with demands, the six fled empty handed.
Then at 12:30 a.m., six males with their faces covered approached two men exiting a bank near York Mills Road and Leslie Street. They demanded cellphones and cash, which they acquired and then fled the scene, police say.
Police searched the area and found all six suspects.
Three 17-year-old boys have been charged with robbery with a firearm, robbery, disguise with intent, and possession of proceeds of crime. A 16-year-old and 18-year-old have each been charged with robbery with a firearm, robbery, and disguise with intent. A 17-year-old boy has been charged with robbery with a firearm, robbery, disguise with intent, point a firearm, and carry concealed weapon.
None of the accused in the York Mills robberies can be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
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