A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to six months in jail for stealing a truck and taking part in the armed robbery of a city convenience store.
The boy, 14 years old at the time, can’t be named by law.
On the evening of Sept. 26-27, he left his home on Regent Crescent and drove off in an unlocked pickup truck that had the keys left in it.
He drove to Cornell Bay and picked up four other youths and an adult, and they all went to the 7-Eleven on Willowdale Crescent.
This youth was armed with a baseball bat as he held the store door open for two other teen boys who entered the store — one armed with a shotgun, and the other a hunting knife.
The masked youths armed with the gun and knife robbed the store of cigarettes and $20 cash as the boy with the bat stood guard at the door. The group then fled.
No store staff were harmed.
The boy who stole the truck and was armed with the bat was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty to car theft and robbery with a weapon.
He received six months in jail, followed by three months supervision in the community and two years probation.
The 17-year-old boy who entered the store with the knife previously pleaded guilty to robbery and awaits sentencing.
The 17-year-old youth who had the shotgun — which had been stolen from a parked car — had also previously pleaded guilty to robbery with a firearm, possession of a firearm obtained by crime, disguise with intent to commit crime and take auto without consent.
He also pleaded guilty to having contact with one of his co-accused youth during the robbery when he wasn’t supposed to, and to an unrelated charge of mischief.
Atop four months pre-sentence custody, that youth received 10 months in jail followed by five months supervision in the community and two years probation.
Two men still face charges, while another 14-year-old boy (who was present during the robbery but didn’t play a large part) was never charged.
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