Halton police charge three after armed robbery, car chase in stolen vehicle in Milton

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Published February 16, 2024 at 4:23 pm

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An adult and two teens are facing several charges following an alleged armed robbery in Milton yesterday that forced a pair of local schools into a hold and secure.

On Feb. 15, shortly after noon, Halton police say Bonafide Compounding Pharmacy, located in the area of Britannia Rd. and Leger Way, was robbed at gunpoint.

Three suspects entered the pharmacy and demanded narcotics. Due to the use of a time delayed safe, the suspects grabbed the cash till and fled the scene, without narcotics, in a stolen white Honda CRV driven by a fourth suspect.

The stolen vehicle was driven in a dangerous manner throughout Milton and, shortly after the robbery, police located the suspect vehicle. There was a collision between a police vehicle and suspect vehicle in the area of Thompson Rd. and Main St. E.

After the collision, all four suspects fled on foot. Police on scene pursued the suspects on foot and three were arrested.

Police said they located a replica handgun in the stolen vehicle.

The three males have now been charged.

A 16-year-old of Toronto has been charged with several offences, including robbery with a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of property obtained by crime, and pointing a firearm.

A 17-year-old of North York has been charged with several offences, including robbery with a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous driving and failure to comply with a release order.

An 18-year-old of Scarborough has been charged with several offences, including robbery with a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and possession of property obtained by crime

All accused were held in custody pending a bail hearing in Milton.

One the accused was already subject to conditions, including house arrest, arising out of previous charges at the time of their arrest on these charges.

One suspect remains at large and anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2416.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at the website.

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