Teens face charges in connection with carjacking, stabbing in St. Catharines, Ont.

Two teens were arrested and charged in August 2022 for separate violent incidents in St. Catharines. Don Mitchell / Global News

A pair of teen boys are facing multiple charges in connection with a July carjacking and August stabbing within a two-kilometre area near Grantham Avenue in St. Catharines, Ont.

Niagara police believe one of the pair was the person who pointed a firearm at a driver and demanded they vacate their vehicle in a July incident on Welland Avenue near Bunting Road.

The accused fled in the car and was believed to have picked up a second teen in the process. The car was recovered not long after the incident.

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Those two suspects are also being connected with a stabbing at Pearson Park on Niagara Street on Aug. 17.

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Investigators say the victim suffered serious injuries and had to be taken to hospital.

Police says he knew his alleged attackers.

A 17-year-old youth from St. Catharines is facing a total of eight charges, including assault with a weapon and pointing a fire arm, in connection with both occurrences.

The other youth, 16, also from the city is facing three charged including robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to reach out to Niagara police or Crime Stoppers.

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