Police offer advice about online sales following a stabbing in Oshawa

The DRPS is reminding residents involved in online sales to take safety precautions following a stabbing in Oshawa Monday (Dec. 14).

According to police, officers responded to a street level robbery near Grandview Street North and Conlin Road East in Oshawa around 3:30 p.m. after the victim met a pair of suspects to sell an expensive jacket.

“The victim used an online platform to sell his jacket. The suspects met the victim near a residential area and when one of the suspects tried on the jacket, the other stabbed the victim and they both fled with the jacket,” reads a media release.

“Police searched the area with the assistance of the K-9 Unit and both suspects were located hiding nearby.”

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A 15-year-old male and a 17-year-old male, both of Oshawa, were charged with: robbery, assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous to public peace.

Both were held for bail hearings.

The DRPS is warning the public about the increase in these types of incidents and is urging the sellers of valuable items to take precautions, including:

– meeting the purchaser in a public place, preferably during the day in good lighting conditions;

– bring a friend to support you; and,

– assess your surroundings carefully and beware of suspicious persons in the area when approaching the exchange zone.

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