Two 14-year-olds arrested after string of métro robberies

The pair face a total of 54 charges including robbery, robbery causing injury and using a false firearm to commit a robbery.

A pair of 14-year-olds suspected of committing at least seven robberies in the Montreal métro system have been arrested and face more than 50 charges, Montreal police said on Tuesday.

The suspects, who cannot be identified because of their age, were arrested on Feb. 14 and 15 in connection with seven robberies committed between Jan. 28 and Feb. 13.

One of the two has been kept in custody while the other was released pending his next appearance in Youth Court.

Between them the pair face a total of 54 charges including robbery, robbery causing injury as well as using a false weapon while committing a robbery.

Montreal police allege the pair would approach their victims ages 14 to 18 while in a métro station and either threaten or assault them in order to obtain cellphones or other valuables. Police allege further the pair brandished what appeared to be a firearm or a can of pepper spray while making their threats.

Investigators say they have reason to believe the pair were involved in other robberies and are urging anyone with any information that could further the investigation to call 911, contact their local police or call Info‑Crime Montreal at 514-393-1133.

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