Attempted robbery ends in arrest for three youths

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On Monday, Jul 13, 2020, police responded to a call in central Kingston where the common front door of the apartment building had been damaged, and the victim’s apartment door had been kicked in.

Past events led up to this occurrence:

On Saturday, Jul. 11, 2020, the male victim was visiting an individual at a north end residence when she asked for his assistance to unplug the internet for her as her son, who is the first accused male youth, and his friends were refusing to leave her home when asked to do so. The victim disconnected the internet as requested. The first male accused approached him, prior to departing the residence, and indicated that he would rob him at a later date.

On Sunday, Jul. 12, 2020 at approximately 6 p.m., the first accused male attended the victim’s residence in central Kingston and punched through the glass on the door to gain access to the apartment, injuring his hand in the process. The victim was able to flee the scene and the first male accused was unsuccessful in obtaining any of the items he had intended to steal. The first male accused held a knife during the incident. He fled the scene prior to police arrival and attempts to locate him proved unsuccessful.

On Monday, Jul. 13, 2020 at approximately 10:35 a.m., the first accused male and second accused male attended the victim’s residence again and forced the door open. Once inside the apartment, the first accused male pointed a handgun at the victim. When a witness at a neighbouring apartment went to investigate loud banging sounds coming from the common front door to the apartment building, he observed the third accused male youth standing just outside holding a handgun. The third accused male was wearing a mask and was dressed in black. When confronted by the neighbour, he removed his mask and fled from the building. The first and second accused parties also fled the scene.

Police responded, and observed extensive damage to the common front door of the building as well as to the victim’s apartment door which had been kicked in. At 10:45 a.m., police located the second and third accused parties at a bus stop nearby. Both males were arrested, and as they were searched, police located a large knife tucked into the waistband of the second accused male. The third accused male was found to have a knife in his pocket as well as an airsoft handgun concealed in his pants. Both of the arrested males were transported to police headquarters where they were later released on conditions with a future court date.

At approximately 11:50 a.m., the first accused male turned himself in to Kingston Police headquarters. He was arrested, taken into custody and held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

A 15-year-old local male youth was charged with breaking and entering with intent, and pointing a firearm.

A 15-year-old local male youth was charged with breaking and entering with intent, and carrying a concealed weapon.

A 16-year-old local male youth was charged with possession of a weapon for committing an offence, and mischief under $5,000.

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