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Teens charged in connection with Winnipeg robbery involving gun, bear spray

A pair of Winnipeg teens are facing charges after a robbery on Powers Street Monday. Shane Gibson/Global News

Two Winnipeg teens are facing charges in connection with a robbery involving a gun in the North End.

Officers responded to a gun call in the 300 block of Powers Street around 5:45 p.m. Monday.

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Police say two teenaged victims told officers they had been walking down Powers Street when another pair of teens called them to the front yard of a home.

The victims said the suspects, who were unknown to them, pulled out a gun and bear spray and demanded their property.

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One of the victims was hit in the face with the gun while the other was punched.

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The suspects robbed the teens and fled into the home. Neither victim required medical attention.

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Police, including members of the tactical support team, arrested the suspects in a back lane. A firearm was not located, police say.

A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy, both from Winnipeg, are each facing charges.

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