Advertisement

Hamilton teens arrested following robbery in Grimsby involving bear repellant, pickaxe

Niagara Regional Police arrested three males, two from Hamilton, after a robbery in Grimsby on the weekend.
Niagara Regional Police arrested three males, two from Hamilton, after a robbery in Grimsby on the weekend. Francis Vachon / The Canadian Press

Three teens from Hamilton, brandishing bear repellant and a pickaxe, have been arrested in connection to a robbery in Grimsby on Saturday night.

Niagara Regional Police say the trio engaged in a verbal argument around 8:30 p.m. with another group of men in a parking lot near Boulton and Livingston Avenues.

Not long after, the three accused robbed the others flashing bear spray and the axe as weapons.

READ MORE: Hamilton police investigating series of reported licence plate, vehicle thefts

The culprits took money and personal items from their victims, police say.

After the victims placed a 911 call, Niagara police were able to arrest the accused not far from where the robbery occurred.

The three suspects are a 19 and an 18-year-old from Hamilton, while the third suspect is considered a youth and can not be identified under the young offender’s act.

Story continues below advertisement

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service (905) 945-2211 and 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

WATCH: Man arrested after alleged theft using Joker disguise in Kensington Market, police say

Man arrested after alleged theft using Joker disguise in Kensington Market, police say
Man arrested after alleged theft using Joker disguise in Kensington Market, police say