14-Year-Old Charged With Street Robbery Gone Wrong: Regina Police – Regina | The Canadian News

Regina police say a 14-year-old boy has been charged after an investigation into a street robbery.

The incident occurred when an online deal to sell and buy video game equipment did not go as planned. Police say the deal went awry when the “buyer” assaulted the seller.

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“In this case, police were dispatched at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022 to the 2700 block of East Howell Drive for an assault in progress,” police stated. “The caller indicated that there were two men in a physical fight in front of his house. Police arrived and found the two combatants, an adult male and a youth, who were experiencing the effects of bear spray.”

Police say the man was selling a game console and controller online. He was contacted by a potential buyer and the two agreed to meet. Police say once at the scene, the suspect took bear spray out of his pocket and attempted to spray the victim.

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“The two struggled, but the adult managed to ring the doorbell of a nearby home and asked residents to call the police,” police said. “The police returned the game console to the victim; the young man was arrested and charged.”

According to the Juvenile Criminal Justice Act, the 14-year-old defendant cannot be identified. The teen is charged with robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon (bear spray).

Police say the boy made his first court appearance on these charges in juvenile court at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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