Hamilton teens arrested following robbery in Grimsby involving bear repellant, pickaxe

Three teens from Hamilton, brandishing bear repellant and a pickaxe, have been arrested in connection to a robbery in Grimsby on Saturday night.

Niagara Regional Police say the trio engaged in a verbal argument around 8:30 p.m. with another group of men in a parking lot near Boulton and Livingston Avenues.

Not long after, the three accused robbed the others flashing bear spray and the axe as weapons.

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The culprits took money and personal items from their victims, police say.

After the victims placed a 911 call, Niagara police were able to arrest the accused not far from where the robbery occurred.

The three suspects are a 19 and an 18-year-old from Hamilton, while the third suspect is considered a youth and can not be identified under the young offender’s act.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service (905) 945-2211 and 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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