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Two youths arrested in Oakville robbery

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Two youths arrested in Oakville robbery

According to police, on April 5, 2021, at approximately 2:15 a.m., the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to the area of White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville after receiving a report of a robbery.

Police say they learned that two males were picked up by a taxi in Hamilton and driven to Oakville.

Upon arrival, the males attempted to flee on foot to avoid paying the transportation fee, according to police.

Police say that during the incident, the cab driver was assaulted and sustained minor physical injuries.

HRPS investigated the incident and on April 6, 2021, a 14-year-old male and 16-year-old male were arrested for robbery and fraudulently obtain transportation, according to police.

Neither youth can be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Andre Giglia at the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905 825-4747 ext. 2282.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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