A Grimsby teen has been arrested for failing to comply with the conditions of his release and a Welland teen has been arrested, both in connection to the same Welland robbery.
The Grimsby teen, 17, was arrested earlier this month and charged for a robbery outside a Welland residence. He was released on the grounds of an Undertaking, but police say he breached the conditions of his release and was arrested again Wednesday.
A 16-year-old Welland teen was also arrested yesterday for his alleged involvement in the same robbery.
Both teens are underaged and will not be identified by name. Young offenders are protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act of Canada.
On Nov. 18, 3 District officers from the Niagara police’s Welland station were called to the area of Deere St. and Ontario Rd. to respond to a robbery outside a Welland home.
The investigation revealed that a vehicle containing three people was at the scene during the robbery, leading officers to identify a male suspect. A 17-year-old Grimsby teen was arrested the same day and charged with robbery.
Further investigation led Niagara Police to a second suspect, a 16-year-old Welland teen. He has been arrested and also charged with the robbery.
Both the teens are being held in custody, pending a bail hearing that is expected to take place today.
The male robbery victim was not injured. Police determined it was a targeted incident, and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this case can contact detectives at 905-688-4111, dial option 3, ext. 9318 or 9219.