York Regional Police in Ontario have charged 12 young people with a series of herd robbery charges in Vaughan, near Wonderland and its surrounding areas, Canada.
Police said the young man was arrested and charged with several crimes, including robbery, assault, mischief for less than $ 5,000, and turmoil. statement July 20th.
“In all of these cases, the victims reported being swarmed and robbed by a large number of young people in the evening hours,” police said, adding that many were teenagers.
According to the indictment, all 12 arrested were teenagers, the youngest being 13 years old.
In this light, parents are encouraged to talk to their children about their personal safety when unsupervised and the consequences of participating in criminal activity.
The arrest was part of a police Behave operation that began over a long weekend on Canada Day in response to a series of robbers last month in the area of Jane Street and Norwood Avenue, right next to Canada’s Wonderland and nearby sidewalks and squares.
Police said their efforts were effective and no more swarming robbers had been reported since the start of the operation. However, they also said more arrests were expected as the investigation continued.
Police said the Behave operation would continue until summer, and investigators would work with security forces in Canada’s Wonderland, community members, and local business owners to collect video surveillance, report incidents, and arrest criminals. Added.
York District Police also advised additional victims and witnesses of such swarming robbers to contact local police or crime stoppers (1-800-222-TIPS).
Police also provided some safety tips to the inhabitants, including alerting the surroundings and calling 9-1-1 when they were suspected of being followed. When a thief approaches, the inhabitants should calmly obey and try to pay attention to the characteristics of the robbers, the weapons involved, and the direction in which they escaped.