Ot­tawa Po­lice lay charges in swarm­ing in east end

Orleans Star - - LOCAL NEWS -

The Ot­tawa Po­lice Ser­vice Rob­bery Unit has laid charges in con­nec­tion to a swarm­ing. On Au­gust 19, 2013, at ap­prox­i­mately 11:00 pm, a group of about 15 youths had con­gre­gated at a school along Glen­fern Ave. in the city’s east end. At that time, 5-7 sus­pects ap­proached. They were wear­ing ban­danas and were car­ry­ing var­i­ous weapons, such as bike chains, crow­bars, and sticks. Four peo­ple were robbed of vary­ing per­sonal prop­erty. Two of the vic­tims were as­saulted, re­sult­ing in mi­nor in­juries. On Sept.18, , one sus­pect was ar­rested in con­nec­tion to this in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Syl­vain Mbuyamba, 18, of Ot­tawa, has been charged. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues in this mat­ter.

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