Four teens arrested after pharmacy robbery and police pursuit in Oakville

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Published January 16, 2024 at 9:08 am

Four teenagers were arrested following an alleged armed robbery and police pursuit in Oakville last night.

On Monday, Jan. 15, at around 7:30 p.m., Halton Police responded to a report of an in-progress armed robbery of a pharmacy in the area of Westoak Trails and Bronte Rd..

Police said four masked male suspects entered the business, showed a handgun and assaulted two female employees inside. All four made good their escape after obtaining a quantity of narcotics and an undisclosed quantity of cash.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle the suspects were in, however the vehicle fled and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued a short distance before all involved parties were ultimately arrested.

Charged with several robbery, weapons, and driving offences are three youths (ages 14 to 16) and one 18-year-old adult.

“Totally unnecessary and appalling violence will NOT be tolerated,” said Halton Police Chief Stephen Tanner on his X (formerly Twitter) account. “Glad to see 4 accused persons in custody and held for bail. Great work by our front line Oakville officers. #notinourtown”

Police are asking anyone with information to call 911 or the HRPS non-emergency number at 905-825-4747, ext. 2216.

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

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