Teens held after robbery spree
Several stores across Calgary hit, undisclosed amounts of merchandise taken, police say
Calgary police say they arrested a group of seven teenagers Tuesday night after a series of violent robberies. Six teenagers remained in custody Wednesday after being arrested by Calgary police in connection with a series of robberies the previous night.
Seven teens aged from 13 to 17 were apprehended Tuesday night after several stores across Calgary were hit between 6 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.
One teen has been released from custody, Calgary police said.
According to police, the incidents took place at Naomi in Marlborough Mall in Calgary’s northeast, Costco on East Hills Blvd. in the southeast, Best Buy on 17 Ave. S.W., Market Mall on Shaganappi Tr. N.W., Walmart on 37 St. S.W. and another Walmart in Royal Oak on Country Hills Boulevard N.W.
said they have already charged two teens with robbery and one with weapons offences.
One other person arrested had outstanding criminal warrants, police said.
Police said the group assaulted Naomi staff members who tried to intervene.
The teens allegedly were involved in a brawl when confronted at Costco.
And staff members at the Foot Locker in Market Mall were assaulted, it’s alleged.
Police said undisclosed amounts of merchandise were taken in the spree.
Staff at the Royal Oak Walmart were informed about the attacks and officers were patrolling a number of retail outlets including their store, according to Calgary police.
Two youths were arrested when they turned up at the Walmart, according to police, who added the remaining three who fled the store were arrested in the area.
Police are continuing to investigate, working with staff, retail outlets and witnesses.