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Six teens charged in wild crime spree

Last Updated Mar 11, 2020 at 10:26 am MDT

(PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Calgary police have charged six teenagers after a crime spree on Monday night involving numerous convenience store robberies and a mugging where a person was bear-sprayed.

The robberies began at around 6 p.m., with the offenders targeting stores in the communities of Temple, Pineridge, Whitehorn, Martindale and Panorama Hills.

In these incidents, the suspects stole cash, vape produces, cigarettes and other items while brandishing weapons.

Some of the weapons included a gun, brass knuckles and knives.

Also, a person walking in a residential area was targeted, with their phone and wallet taken after being bear-sprayed.

Police determined the same suspects were responsible for all incidents, with a stolen SUV seen fleeing a couple of the scenes.

Officers flooded the community of MacEwan, with the vehicle tracked to a home, where six people were seen entering.

The Tactical Unit moved in and arrested two girls and four boys aged 14 to 16 early Tuesday morning.

Charges at this point include robbery with a firearm and occupying a stolen vehicle, with more charges pending.

Investigators are also looking into possible involvement with previous similar incidents.

Police also thank Calgarians and store clerks for their help during the dynamic investigation.

If you have any additional information, contact police or Crime Stoppers.