Police are urging three teenaged suspects to turn themselves after a handgun was used in a robbery in Port Perry Wednesday (May 15) night.
According to police, officers were initially called to a residence on Old Simcoe Road, near Paxton Street, regarding a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.
“While units were responding, a second call for service to the same area was received, this time involving a home invasion-style robbery involving a handgun,” reads a media release from police.
The subsequent investigation revealed that three teens – two males and one female – attended the home to purchase cannabis.
“While in the residence, the two male teens grabbed a quantity of cannabis and ran out of the home without paying,” the media release reads.
“The male selling the cannabis and his girlfriend ran after the two as they entered a vehicle in the driveway. One suspect then produced a handgun and pointed it at the male to make good their escape. The girlfriend of the victim climbed onto the hood of the vehicle as the suspects drove off. She held on for about 230 metres before the vehicle slowed down and she let go and slid off. She received only minor injuries.”
Police are advising the suspects to contact a lawyer and turn themselves in.
Anyone with information of assistance to investigators is asked to contact Det. McArthur of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2677.