Teenage suspect arrested after robbery with bear spray in Brandon

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

At approx. 9:38 PM Friday, officers were called to the 800 block of 14th St for an incident where someone was pepper sprayed.  Upon arrival, it was learned than a male youth approached the victim, asked to borrow their phone, then sprayed the owner with bear mace and fled with the phone. The 16-year-old male was located on Westaway Bay a short time later and arrested for robbery with violence and possession of a dangerous weapon.   The male was held at the Brandon Police Service over night and will be released later today with a court date of September 7.