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Police apprehend suspects from early-morning robbery

Monday, December 30, 2013   by: Staff



On December 30, 2013 at approximately 2:55 a.m. City Police responded to an armed robbery call at Macs Convenience Store located at 2200 Queen Street East. 
Information received was that two young males had entered the store armed with a baseball bat and confronted the clerk. 
Cigarettes and lighters were stolen during the robbery. 
With the assistance of the O.P.P. canine unit, a track was commenced which led to a residence on La Chaumiere Place.  
Subsequent investigation led to the arrest at 5:20 a.m. of a 15-year-old male who was charged with robbery with a weapon, disguise with intent and possession of property obtained by crime, under $5000. 
Further investigation led to the arrest of another 15 year old male at 7:20 a.m. who was charged with robbery with a weapon. 
Both males will appear in Bail Court on December 31, 2013.
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bounder 12/30/2013 5:37:23 PM Report

Wow 15 years old and jerks already, nice future there.
KFM 12/30/2013 5:41:47 PM Report

This is the type of crime that names should be released because these little jerks will be out in a couple days acting like kings because nothing really happened!
Just Curious 12/30/2013 6:20:20 PM Report

Steelworker, neither one will ever see a day in jail, and that's what's wrong with our system. Maybe if they got to spend a couple of days with their asses to the wall they would think again about a life of crime..But then again, that kind of teaching should start at home...
Dead End Kid 12/30/2013 6:40:41 PM Report

They should gone after the big stuff like the chocolate bars and pretzels.
irishfey 12/30/2013 6:49:50 PM Report

Hi Steelworker and J.C.... you are both soooo right !!.. Miss ya, go to the Red Room to say hi ,lol
l&s campbell 12/30/2013 7:12:18 PM Report

Oh Mommy and Daddy should be so proud! Print the brats name and see how the neighbours feel and react!!
Sam C 12/30/2013 8:00:12 PM Report

What d'you think, guys... pitchforks and torches at sunset?

I don't know why you think naming young offenders will affect any sort of change. A handful of family, friends and neighbours will know what happened - publishing their names would have very little affect, as far as they are concerned.

The other 75000 of us will read a name but have absolutely no idea who it belongs to, so that won't help.

We name adult offenders, and that doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent.

I know that all these ideas of deterrence make sense to you... but you are the sort of people that wouldn't rob a convenience store (or commit a break-and-enter, or whatever) in the first place. If you did it as a one-off, you'd most likely be incredibly embarrassed just being caught, never mind having your name in the media.

Really, a 15-year-old who puts on a mask, grabs a baseball bat and heads to the nearest (really -- the nearest!) convenience store... a) doesn't deal in logic, and b) likely wouldn't say to himself "Wait, if I get caught they will publish my name, so I better not do this."

Be honest... naming them isn't for their sake; it's because you just want to keep track of the frequent flyers.
hodedo68 12/30/2013 8:02:52 PM Report

The young offenders act was put in place to protect youths that made a bad decision during their youth. It seems over and over again these kids decide to do what ever they want while being protected by the law and they know it. I think walking into a store with a baseball bat is very aggressive and a judge should have the ability to sentence these kids appropriately
hodedo68 12/30/2013 8:13:13 PM Report

I don't agree with releasing the name and address of anyone charged with a crime whatever the their age because you're automatically convicted within the community.
mr.jack 12/30/2013 8:13:24 PM Report

sam c i think they should put names on here because i might not know the prick but someone i know might know these lowlifes and people should be aware of these clowns. The bottom line is this. if your stupid enough to get your name in the soo today police beat then your name is posted if you like it or not
Dictionary 12/30/2013 8:19:03 PM Report

i'd like to know their names! you protect the juvenile at the expense of public safety IMO. i mean, wouldnt' you like to know if you neighbours kid was out robbing people or breaking and entering?

Gurpy 12/30/2013 8:35:53 PM Report

I don`t care how old they are, the names should be published so that the public are able to protect themselves! Period!
Kevin5069 12/30/2013 8:52:12 PM Report

The Young offenders act should never be applicable when it comes to violent crime. These guys could be your neighbor and you don't have the right to know.

This is just a law setup by the courts to ensure repeat business.
blackspruce 12/30/2013 8:52:46 PM Report

And sometimes, just sometimes there is the chance that given a good scare by the Police and follow up scare by the judge and kids family that they will change their life around. At least catching them at a young age they might be able to be convinced to change their ways. I personally have met a few that have and believe me not only have they changed their lives around to the better but have seen how hard it is to erase the past.
I'm In 12/30/2013 10:55:07 PM Report

You can thank your bleeding heart Liberals and NDP for the Young Offenders Act.
I thought the PC's were going to change all of that, so I guess I don't know what Political Party to vote for because they don't help the law abiding citizens. When I was in my teens we were told of Reform School and our parents wouldn't hesitate to send us if we got in trouble with the law.
Bad Dawg 12/30/2013 11:11:16 PM Report

two 15 yr olds and a bat?? one would needed a dentist and his buddy would need a proctoligist.... big man to fight witha bat then he is big enough to take the beating.... it is so stupid that when you work for someone and you are threatned you could be fired if you try to protect yourself..... they need double doors for security.... they rob you then you lock them in a bubble til the police show up or just shoot em!!
Tag33&1/3rd 12/31/2013 4:07:20 AM Report

Umm? 15? They need help not hanging! Obviously brought up watching the bull-shyt gangster Shyt on movies! Think they are invinsible-- guarantee they were/are crying in lock-up! They need help at that age!
johnr 12/31/2013 7:31:41 AM Report

What are 15 year old boys doing out at 5:30 am? I say give, not only the names of these little criminals, but ALSO the parents and/or guardians!! These people are supposed to be responsible for these low-life wastes of skin. Consider this: Are the parents/guardians putting these kids up to these crimes in an effort to get more drugs??!! They are probably at home smokin or pokin their last hit and getting the kids out to get them more!! Maybe the kids are addicted too?! There have been many people in Sault Ste. Marie that have had their names slandered over the fact that their names are published for charges brought against them that are eventually dropped or are found not guilty! I am one of those people and have been through a total nightmare over charges brought against me that were later withdrawn!! There was never a retraction printed!! We need to look at what is behind all of the youth crimes in this city! If the young offenders act does not change, things are only going to get much worse!! POOR CANADA!!
Wild Turkey 12/31/2013 7:47:58 AM Report

Good job on the part of Law Enforcement on this one.It was a night not fit for man nor beast.That is quite a hike in that weather.
It is unlawful to sell cigarettes to minors.How did they get hooked in the first place?They should be given stop smoking therapy while they are lounging in the crowbar hotel, or in their later years they will need a vehicle to pull off that job.
Norm 12/31/2013 9:33:45 AM Report

They live pretty much across the street from the store. At twenty below they didn't have far to run. Cops acted quickly on this one. Not much jail, if any, but the food is excellent at the Don Doucette facility.
engineguy 12/31/2013 9:44:43 AM Report

just wondering if some posters have immunity from being taken off posts whats with that Sootoday? Their post offended my Grammy.
Gurpy 12/31/2013 10:27:22 AM Report

It has been proven that young offenders turn into older offenders! Stop protecting the guilty! Give these kids the scare of their life and they will NEVER offend again! They have no fear of the law because they know NOTHING BAD WILL HAPPEN TO THEM! They`ll be given a membership at the YMCA, a FREE bus pass and who knows what other perks will be made available to them. Talk about rewarding bad behaviour!
Wild Turkey 12/31/2013 10:53:19 AM Report

Those two geniuses could become spokesmen for the tobacco industry.
Remember Marlboro Country and the Marlboro Man?Then there were Camel cigarettes.Their slogan was--"I'd walk a mile for a camel.Too bad for them,tobacco ads are no longer allowed.
jerjer 12/31/2013 11:50:40 AM Report

Even if they were to go to jail, the kid jail is so comfortable for them it makes them want to go back... Ive had a nephew in there and they get to do tons of stuff and they have music recording and everything going on like whats that
Uncle Ray 12/31/2013 12:33:20 PM Report

Maybe if the parents were arrested along with their little boy and charged with lack of control of their child,then maybe the next time he leaves the house @ 3am they may do something about it. Because after all it's illegal for a child that age to be out at that time!!!!
Gurpy 12/31/2013 1:12:42 PM Report

Uncle Ray
The parents aren`t always to blame. Some of these kids come from good homes. Then, there is the threat of reprisal if you so much as lay a hand on your child. My kids are now in their 30`s. The teacher in their elementary school class had been instructing the students to call police if parents spanked them! My mom & dad would`ve been behind bars long ago! Mind you, had I been brought home by the police...Gurpy would`ve been one dead little duck!!
Working Man 12/31/2013 1:31:28 PM Report

If you're going to rob Macs, at least try to steal the ATM machine or something!
no nick name 1/1/2014 6:12:37 PM Report

Just so you all know the one boy that was arrested I know him he is a good kid just hung out with the wrong guy at the wrong time. and his mother is a very good mom who is single and raised 3 kids on her own I dont think it was fair to say that the parent should be arrested when it wasnt even her doing. Like I said wrong person to hang with at the wrong time he knows he did wrong and he is sorry he did it now lay off the rude comments shit people make mistakes didnt you?
jojo12345 1/2/2014 2:05:54 PM Report

maybe if the stupid system will let their parent do their job
you will not see so many in jail today or on drug
couple of spanking and discipline is what kids need.
we had it in our time
and believe me we never did mouth back to our parent like kids do today
or we will still be eating soup
Gater 1/2/2014 4:15:04 PM Report

Both of them should be made to read all the comments and suggestions with respect to their crime.. They would certainly have an idea what concerned people think of their actions.

Your only 15 straighten up and fly rite.
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