Teenaged trio facing litany of charges following armed robbery in Orillia

Three teens are facing numerous charges following an alleged armed robbery in Orillia on Thursday (March 19) night.

According to the OPP, a teenaged boy was walking from his home on West Street North around 11 p.m. when he was confronted by three males, wearing balaclavas, who emerged from a nearby vehicle.

“The male was robbed at knifepoint of personal items and received minor injuries. The alert youth was able to take note of the license plate of the vehicle as it sped away and police located the suspect vehicle a short time later,” reads a media release.

The three teenaged suspects, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, were arrested and police seized an imitation handgun, three knives, five balaclavas and a quantity of cannabis as a result of the investigation.

They’ve been charged with robbery with a weapon, possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon at unauthorized place, disguise with intent, possession of imitation weapon for dangerous purpose, imitation firearm – use while committing offence, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, distribute illicit cannabis and possession for the purpose of distributing.

All three were released on undertakings and are scheduled to appear in Orillia court on June 10.