Alleged beer thieves apprehended, one found hiding in dumpster


On the evening of 2023-06-22, police were patrolling the 1800 block of Brandon Avenue when staff from a beer vendor were observed to be in a physical altercation with two individuals.  Police arrested one of the suspects as the second individual fled on foot.  Nearby witnesses later directed police to a dumpster which the second suspect jumped into in an attempt to evade police.  Investigation revealed that two 17-year-old females attended to the establishment and stole beer, however assaulted a staff member in the process by knocking them to the ground to assist with the escape.  No injuries were sustained by the employee.  One of the accused has been released to a guardian with conditions to appear in court 2023-08-01 for the charge of Robbery with Violence.  A co-accused has been lodged at BPS to appear in court 2023-06-23 for a charge of Robbery with Violence.