Calgary police say six teenage boys have been charged in a swarming assault that left two retailer workers injured in November.
Police say the group of male youth was requested to depart a Consumers Drug Mart retailer on seventeenth Avenue, a well-liked pedestrian road within the metropolis’s southwest, after inflicting a disturbance.
They are saying the teenagers left the shop however remained exterior the doorway, the place they argued with one of many retailer’s workers when he left on the finish of his shift.
Police say it escalated and the worker was bodily assaulted.
They are saying one other worker who tried to intervene was additionally assaulted by the group.
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A seventh teen is predicted to be charged and investigators try to determine an eighth one that is believed to have been concerned.
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Every of the six youth charged face one depend of aggravated assault and one depend of assault.
They’re between the ages of 15 and 17, and can’t be recognized beneath the Youth Prison Justice Act.
It’s the second set of costs to be introduced in a so-called swarming assault by a gaggle of teenagers in Canada in a matter of months.
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Toronto police mentioned the women, who vary in age from 13 to 16, met on social media and congregated on a Saturday evening within the metropolis’s downtown core.
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