Three Pickering teens are facing criminal charges after a fellow student was threatened with a knife, shoved and punched in the face over a pair of running shoes.
West Division officers were called to a Pickering high school on the afternoon of May 1 in regards to a robbery. A 17-year-old male student was approached by three fellow male students in the hallway. One of the suspects demanded his new Air Jordan shoes and revealed a knife tucked into his waistband to intimidate the victim. The victim was held against a wall, his shoes were forcibly removed and he was then punched in the face. The three suspects then left the area.
Further investigation revealed the incident occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m. and at approximately 1 p.m., the same male victim was pushed and threatened in a hallway by the same suspect who had the knife.
A 17-year-old Pickering male has been charged with Robbery, Assault and Uttering Threats. The two other suspects, aged 16 and 17, who were present at the initial incident, were also charged with Assault. Their names can’t be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. All three were later released on Promises to Appear.