Kingston Police have arrested and charged four male parties – two youths and two adults – after a violent robbery took place in a west-end convenience store over the weekend.
According to police, the incident took place at approximately 12:05 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The male victim entered the store on Princess Street carrying a grocery bag. Shortly thereafter, the four males entered the store and surrounded the victim. One of the accused males, Marcus Pye-Condie, and one of the accused male youths began to punch the victim repeatedly, while the other male adult, Andrew Mansfield, was seen pulling a wrench out of his pocket and striking the victim several times. During the attack, the fourth male, a youth, maintained a lookout at the front door of the store.
All four of the accused males then fled from the store in a vehicle while in possession of the bag the victim had been carrying. Police were called and responding officers viewed the store security video, where they recognized the first accused youth from previous incidents.
Less than an hour later, while responding to a separate call in Kingston’s north end at approximately 1:15 a.m., police saw three of the accused males in the area of Cassidy Street and John Counter Boulevard. After a brief foot chase, the first accused youth was arrest at approximately 1:20 a.m. Then, at approximately 1:25 a.m., police arrested Pye-Condie and the second accused youth. Finally, police located Mansfield hiding under a pile of clothes in a closet at a family member’s residence, after receiving a call for assistance from the family member’s address.
Andrew Mansfield, 18, was charged with robbery, and failure to comply with a release order.
Marcus Pye-Condie, 19, was charged with robbery, and three counts of breach of probation.
A 17-year-old youth was charged with robbery, escaping the lawful custody of a peace officer, and possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5,000.
Another 17-year-old youth was charged with robbery, failure to comply with a release order, and two counts of breach of probation.
All four parties are local to the Kingston area, and Pye-Condie was arrested last summer after a string of break-ins in Amherstview.