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3 teens charged in string of alleged robberies in Toronto’s east end

Police say that between Feb. 19 and April 7, the boys robbed five convenience stores, four gas stations and a 20-year-old man walking on a sidewalk.
Police say that between Feb. 19 and April 7, the boys robbed five convenience stores, four gas stations and a 20-year-old man walking on a sidewalk. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Toronto police have charged three teenage boys in a series of alleged robberies on the city’s east side.

Police say two 16-year-olds were arrested at the last alleged robbery on April 7, near the corner of Broadview and Mortimer avenues.

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The third boy, who is 17, was arrested this Wednesday following an investigation.

The boys face charges including robbery with a weapon, disguise with intent and possession of a weapon.

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Police say that between Feb. 19 and April 7, the boys robbed five convenience stores, four gas stations and a 20-year-old man walking on a sidewalk.

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They allegedly pointed knives at store employees and demanded cash.