Two teens charged after woman robbed at gunpoint in Orillia

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Editor's note: This story was first published on Oct. 9, 2020

Two Simcoe County teenagers are charged after a woman was robbed at gunpoint in Orillia Oct. 5.

Orillia OPP officers responded to a 911 call about a robbery outside an Atherley Road business at about 11 p.m. but were unable to track down the suspects at the time.

Following further investigation, police identified the suspects and arrested them in Port McNicoll. Officers seized a replica Glock handgun, and two prohibited knives, one doubling as brass knuckles.

Police allege a female suspect ordered the victim to hand over her money and cellphone while a male suspect pointed a handgun at her.

An 18-year-old Midland man and an 18-year-old Tay Township man are charged with robbery using a firearm, robbery using violence and uttering threats.

Both suspects were held in custody for a bail hearing.

Rick Vanderlinde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance