Ottawa Police charge two youths in connection to three incidents 30 minutes apart in Ottawa’s west-end

OTTAWA — Two youths are facing charges in connection to three incidents in Ottawa’s west-end Tuesday night.

Ottawa Police say at approximately 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, a woman walking on Iris Street near Baxter Road was approached by a male and a female and asked to show them what she had in her pockets. Police say the woman refused, and one of the youths punched the victim on the arm.

Approximately five minutes later, two youths approached a man on the sidewalk near the intersection of Iris Street and Dempsey Avenue and asked for his cellphone.  Police say when the victim hesitated, one of the suspects stated she had a gun. The victim surrendered his phone and headphones.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. a man was waiting outside a business in the 1400 block of Highgate Road when he noticed a group of youths nearby.  Police say the young woman in the group walked towards him and asked him if he would like to see a gun.

Police say when the man said he was not interested, one of the suspects asked him to give her all of his money. When the man refused, the young woman pretended to pull something out from her pocket before knocking a drink out of the victim’s hand and walking away.

A 16-year-old woman is charged with two counts of attempting to commit an indictable offence and assault with intent to steal. A 15-year-old man is charged with assault with intent to steal, failure to comply with an undertaking and failure to comply with a YCJA sentence.

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