Two teens charged in gas station robbery

Two male Aurora teenagers have been charged following a gas station robbery in which a suspect brandished a knife and threatened the employee, who had initially refused to hand over cash.

The suspect entered the gas station near Yonge and Edward Streets in Aurora at about 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 24 and made off with a quantity of cash. The employee wasn’t physically injured during the incident.

Frontline officers, the canine unit, emergency response unit and a York Regional Police helicopter searched the area for the suspect. Upon further investigation, police learned two suspects were involved in the robbery and fled in a vehicle. The teens were arrested shortly before noon at a nearby restaurant in the area of Yonge Street and Allaura Boulevard without incident.

A 17-year-old was charged with robbery, possession of a weapon and three counts of failure to comply with probation. A 14-year-old was charged with robbery, possession of a weapon and disguise with intent. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or leave an anonymous tip online at 1800222tips.com.

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