A Machete-Wielding 11-Year-Old Was Just Arrested For Armed Robbery In Regina
A 19-year-old woman is also wanted by police.
Police officers in Regina are investigating a case involving multiple teenagers on Tuesday, after a 15-year-old girl reported being robbed by an armed 11-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman overnight. The victim reported that the young, armed teens threatened her with a gun and a machete, before demanding her personal belongings.
According to CBC News, local police were called at around 8:50 p.m. on Monday night, following reports of an armed robbery on the 1400 Block of Queen St., in Regina. Upon their arrival, officers spoke to a 15-year-old girl, who claimed she had been told to go to the Queen Street address.
The 15-year-old told Regina police that when she had arrived at the property, a 19-year-old woman had pointed a gun at her, and demanded that she hand over her personal belongings. An 11-year-old boy was also present, allegedly wielding a machete.
Regina police officers apprehended the 11-year-old boy at the scene of the crime on Monday night, as well as another male suspect. Both were both arrested without incident and taken into police custody.
Police also discovered two firearms at the location of the armed robbery and recovered them along with the 15-year-old victim's property.
However, the 19-year-old woman involved in the incident managed to flee the scene, and officers are continuing to search for her.
In Canada, the law states that children under the age of 12 cannot be charged and taken to criminal court. Instead, they can be treated through the mental health system or receive protection from a child protection agency.
When a child younger than 12 is arrested by police, they are usually taken back to their parents, who are still considered to be responsible for the child’s behaviour.