Teenagers charged in relation to robbery involving handgun in Port Perry

Two teenaged suspects have been charged in relation to a robbery involving a handgun in Port Perry earlier this month.

According to police, officers were called to a residence on Old Simcoe Road, near Paxton Street on May 15 after four teens – two males and two females – attended the home to purchase cannabis, police say.

“While in the residence, the two male teens grabbed a quantity of cannabis and ran out of the home without paying. 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,” a press release reads.

“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 minor injuries.”

An 18-year-old male from Bowmanville has been charged with robbery with an offensive weapon; possession of weapon dangerous to public peace; possess property obtained by crime under $5,000; and use firearm during flight after commission of offence. His name has not been released by police.

A 15-year-old male from Clarington has been charged with robbery with an offensive weapon. His name will not be released due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Both were held for bail hearings.

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