• The 13-year-old boy allegedly robbed a store five times between August 2021 and April 2022
  • The suspect was armed with a knife in each of the robberies, police said
  • The teen is facing multiple charges, including five counts of robbery and five counts of possession of a weapon

A 13-year-old boy in the Canadian province of Manitoba has been arrested after an eight-month robbery spree, police said.

Police said the boy, whose name has not been revealed, allegedly robbed a retail business on Dakota Street in the city of Winnipeg five times between August 2021 and April 2022, CBC reported.

The first robbery occurred on the morning of Aug. 9, 2021. Police alleged that the suspect had been armed with a knife in his waistband and stole cash before fleeing the scene.

The second incident happened on Nov. 22, 2021. At around 9:40 a.m., the suspect allegedly brandished a knife and stole money before fleeing, police said.

Two days later, the suspect allegedly held a knife at an employee's throat and stole cash, according to authorities. The employee was not injured in the incident.

The fourth incident happened on Dec. 7, 2021. At the time, the suspect was again armed with a knife and demanded money, police alleged. An unnamed employee refused to hand over the cash, and the suspect threw merchandise at the employee before fleeing, police said.

The fifth and final robbery happened at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. The suspect allegedly ran toward an employee at the store brandishing a knife, pulled her down and threatened to stab her. The suspect allegedly stole money before fleeing.

The employee was not physically injured.

Shortly after the fifth incident, authorities located the suspect at a residence in the area and took him into custody.

The last incident prompted Victor Mager School to enter a hold-and-secure for a portion of the day, CTV News reported.

The teenager is now facing five counts of robbery, five counts of possession of a weapon, three counts of assault with a weapon and one count of uttering threats causing death or bodily harm.

The teen remains in custody.

Earlier this year, another 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a teen in East York, Toronto, in January, CTV News reported.

The victim, 15-year-old Jordon Carter, was found by police in an underground parking garage at an apartment building with a life-threatening gunshot wound.

Carter was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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