Teenagers arrested in robbery of 11-year-old girls
Young girl robbed for phone
CTV British Columbia
Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:56PM PST
Victoria police have arrested a pair of teenagers accused of robbing two 11-year-old girls for their cell phones last month.
The victims were robbed of their backpacks and electronic devices on Nov. 14 while walking home from the Hillside Mall.
After investigating for weeks and following up on numerous tips, police announced Tuesday they had arrested 18-year-old Teagyne McFarlane and a yet-unnamed 19-year-old male suspect.
McFarlane, who has no fixed address, faces six charges, including four counts of robbery and one count each of weapon possession and possession of stolen property.
The male suspect, a Sidney resident described by police as McFarlane’s “accomplice,” faces one count of robbery.
One of the victims, Bailey Wallace, told CTV News last month that she was with her friend when a man and woman approached them and threatened to stab them.
"I felt really dizzy... I was just really scared," Wallace said the day after the robbery.
Police believe McFarlane is also responsible for robbing two women after they left the Mayfair Mall on Nov. 26.