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Teens charged in assault of senior downtown

Last Updated Nov 26, 2020 at 12:03 pm MDT

Police vehicles are seen at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Three teens have been charged following the assault of a senior downtown in September.

On Sept. 22, a man in his 70s was walking along 6 Ave. and 7 St. SW when he was approached by a man and two women who demanded his jacket and showed a handgun.

The suspects grabbed the man’s arms and pushed him to the ground, striking his head on the pavement. They took his jacket and fled.

The senior was taken to hospital for minor injuries.

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“This was a senseless attack on a senior for no greater reason than the suspects wanted the victim’s jacket,” said S/Sgt. Jodi Gach. “This has had lasting impacts on the victim and could have been even more serious. These kinds of attacks will not be tolerated.”

Last Friday, police searched a home near 25 Ave. and 17A St. NW, which led to charges being laid against the teens.

Police have since recovered the senior’s jacket and are looking to return it to the senior.

A 19-year-old man and two 17-year-old women face numerous charges including robbery and possession of a prohibited weapon.